We found 112 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept First Health near Charlestown, MA.

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Dr. Bertram Zarins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bertram Zarins is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Zarins's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, ACL reconstruction, and shoulder dislocation. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Zarins's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Zarins has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He speaks Latvian.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, dislocation, knee ligament injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lars Carver Richardson, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lars Richardson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, ACL reconstruction, and PCL reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Richardson graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. The average patient rating for Dr. Richardson is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Richardson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, Achilles tendon problems, knee ligament injury, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
One Hawthorne Place; Suite 105
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kornack include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kornack accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kornack's education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA) Dedham, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Luke Oh sees patients in Boston, MA and Foxboro, MA. His medical specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His clinical interests include meniscus repair, sports injuries, and elbow arthroscopy. Dr. Oh takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Oh's distinctions include: AOSSM Traveling Fellowship, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Michael J. Caruso Humanitarian Award, Georgetown University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, osteoporosis, ligament problems, arthritis, elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark D Price, PhD, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Mark Price is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Price include knee problems, shoulder dislocation, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Price has an open panel. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Way 3200 Orthopaedic Associates
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Asnis practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Asnis include ACL reconstruction, PCL injury, and shoulder injury. Dr. Asnis has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received distinctions including Patients' Choice Award; Hospital for Special Surgery Tenth Annual Jean C. McDaniel Award; and Orthopedic Surgery Boston Super Doctors America's Top Doctors. Dr. Asnis offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, knee ligament injury, ACL injury

All Interests: PCL Injury, Knee Ligament Injury, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Injury, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Francis Holovacs, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Suite 3g
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Holovacs practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Boston, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Holovacs include biceps tendon pain, frozen shoulder, and shoulder reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Holovacs attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Holovacs's training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holovacs accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendon pain, frozen shoulder, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Reconstruction, Shoulder Reconstruction, Biceps Tendon ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Scott Martin practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Martin's clinical interests: total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and PCL injury. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Martin completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Martin (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Martin is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, ACL injury

All Interests: PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Problems, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren E Elson, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
1575 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Lauren Elson's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Elson include cancer rehabilitation. Dr. Elson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Elson attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Elson speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Eric Berkson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Foxboro, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Berkson has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Berkson attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Surgical Sciences Research Award; Alpha Omega Alpha Phi Beta Kappa; and Nicola's Foundation Young Researcher Award, International Society of Arthroscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Berkson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ACL injury

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

Dr. Thomas Francis Burke Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
300 Mount Auburn Street; Suite 505 Doctor's Office Building
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Burke works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Burke's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Coventry, and Aetna. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Burke completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. He is affiliated with New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) and Mount Auburn Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Orthopaedic Associates Yaw 3 G
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Dinesh Patel's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include sports health, knee arthroscopy, and tendonitis. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel's medical residency was performed at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Knee Society; and Board of Directors, Fed. State Med Brds. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Injury, Meniscus Tear

Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street; 7th Floor Pm&r Office
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Carina O'Neill is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Boston, MA and Braintree, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Neill include osteopathic manipulation. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. O'Neill attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. O'Neill accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Osteopathic Manipulation, Musculoskeletal Problems, Pregnancy, Amputees

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital; Yawkey 2c
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Neal Chen works as a hand surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include arm fracture, elbow arthroplasty, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Chen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and NSMC Salem Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arm fracture, arthritis, elbow fracture, tendon injury

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Elbow Arthroplasty, Elbow Fracture, Tendon Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 3e
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kreher's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine; he sees patients in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Newton, MA. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, overuse injuries, and sports health. Dr. Kreher is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Kreher welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Scoliosis, Overuse Injuries, Fractures, Leg Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven A Makovitch, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Steven Makovitch, who practices in Charlestown, MA and Newton, MA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include concussion, osteopathic manipulation, and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Makovitch is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Makovitch completed his residency training at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, tendon injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendon Injury, Ultrasound, Osteopathic Manipulation, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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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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