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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
525 Jamestown Avenue; Suite 105, Premier Orthopedic & Sports Medicine - Surgical Orthoped.
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Dean Trevlyn's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Trevlyn include rotator cuff surgery, bursitis, and synovectomy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Trevlyn has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today; "Top Doctor" in Orthopedic Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, sprains, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
525 Jamestown Avenue; Suite 105, Premier Orthopedic & Sports Medicine - Surgical Orthoped.
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Brigham's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Broomall, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brigham include meniscus repair, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Brigham's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Brigham takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Brigham attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, sprains, ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Fracture ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
525 Jamestown Avenue; Suite 105
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anne Colton works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Broomall, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Havertown, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Colton include rotator cuff surgery and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). Dr. Colton accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Colton has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today. She is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ACL injury

All Interests: ACL Injury, Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Kirk Freedman, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
2630 Holme Avenue; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mitchell Freedman specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Freedman is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freedman include knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Freedman is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, shoulder tendonitis, bursitis, osteomyelitis, ligament problems, bone cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), fractures (broken bones), joint problems, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Ellen Kathleen Casey, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
10 Shurs Lane
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ellen Casey is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), family medicine, and sports medicine. Dr. Casey's areas of expertise include radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), stress fractures, and joint injections. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, osteoarthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Tendonitis, Radiculopathy, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deepak Mehrotra, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1200 W. Tabor Road; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Deepak Mehrotra is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, migraine, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Dr. Mehrotra is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Moti Lal Nehru Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. Dr. Mehrotra (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Spinal Pain, Back Problems, Migraine, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry
2 Bala Plaza, Suite Il52; 333 City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Roy Lerman, who practices in King of Prussia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His clinical interests include back pain, bursitis, and facet injection. Dr. Lerman is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Lerman is open to new patients. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, sprains

All Interests: Bursitis, Lower Back Problems, Strains, Facet Injection, Sympathetic Nerve Block, Radiofrequency ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosemarie Boehm, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Rosemarie Boehm specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Her clinical interests include foot problems, stress fractures, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Boehm graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristie Y Kim, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Acupuncture, Neuromuscular Medicine
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Kristie Kim's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and neuromuscular medicine. Dr. Kim is especially interested in electromyography (EMG). She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. After completing medical school at Yonsei University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, tendonitis

All Interests: Electromyography, Tendonitis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Chronic Pain, Acute Pain

Dr. Thomas H Trojian, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
10 Shurs Lane; Suite 203
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Trojian works as a family medicine practitioner and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Trojian include concussion, exercise induced asthma, and stress fractures. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Trojian's medical residency was performed at Highland Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Elected Chair of the OAAA Injury Prevention Work Group; 1st Annual JDH Medical Staff Awards of Excellence; and Volunteer Physician of the Year (YMCA Adolescent Girl's Medical Clinic). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Nutrition Issues, Preventive Care, Concussion, Exercise ... (Read more)

Dr. Gene Whittaker Shaffer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
60 E. Township Line Road; Ground Floor
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Gene Shaffer sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Elkins Park, PA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Shaffer is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, foot problems, and arthritis. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Shaffer is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems

Dr. Sameer Anilkumar Patel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sameer Patel's medical specialty is plastic surgery. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Patel's residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Patel include: Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, Rising Star Under 40; and America's Top Doctors. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Microsurgery, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Flap Reconstruction, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Abdominal Wall ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric I-Yun Chang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eric Chang works as a plastic surgeon in Rockledge, PA and Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He is professionally affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital. Dr. Chang is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Aetna HSA, and more. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Chang completed his residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamal Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2630 Holme Avenue; Second Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jamal Ahmad practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hammer toe, arthritis, and bunions. Dr. Ahmad is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Ahmad is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Ahmad (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, French, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group and Riddle Hospital. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, sprains, tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Hammer Toe, Strains, Heel Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Sprains, Bunions, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Nestor Felix Esnaola, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nestor Esnaola is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Esnaola's clinical interests include stomach cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). His professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital. Dr. Esnaola studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Selected Member, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer; Best Doctors in America; and Top Doctor, US News and World Report.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Abdominal Problems, Small Intestine ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Shuwai Chu, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christina Chu practices gynecologic oncology in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Chu is especially interested in cervical cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and uterine problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chu's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chu include: Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, Gynecologic Oncology; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, Cervical Cancer and Endometrial Cancer; and the University of Pennsylvania Faculty Teaching Award for Excellence in Resident Education.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Sarcoma, Ovarian Disease, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Uterine Problems

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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.