We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Choice HMO near Brooklyn, NY.

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Dr. Daniel Richard O Connor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
One Prospect Park West; Suite #1d
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Daniel O'Connor's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and hand surgery. Before completing his residency at New York Hospital Queens and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. O'Connor attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. O'Connor is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. O'Connor (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. Dr. O'Connor is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute, and Long Island Jewish Forest Hills. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, knee ligament injury, Achilles tendonitis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Revision ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
315 East 83rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Rosen sees patients in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. His medical specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rosen at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rosen completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital. Dr. Rosen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Nmereke Barrah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1209 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Benjamin Barrah works as an internist. These areas are among Dr. Barrah's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), hair problems, and thyroid problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Benin School of Medicine and State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Barrah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Haitian Creole. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Back Problems, Hair Problems, Neck Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Nail Issues, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
300 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Yousaf Ali is an adult rheumatology specialist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His clinical interests include osteoporosis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. Patient ratings for Dr. Ali average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University College London (UCL) Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Ali is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, ... (Read more)

Ronald Soave
Specializes in Podiatry
Nypbmh Foot and Ankle Center, One Prospect Park West; Suite B
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ronald Soave works as a foot doctor in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Soave (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Soave has indicated that his clinical interests include achilles tendonitis. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. For his professional training, Dr. Soave completed a residency program at Lindell Hospital. Dr. Soave is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendonitis

All Interests: Achilles Tendonitis

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.
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