We found 24 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept OSW near Waltham, MA.

Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1153 Centre Street; Suite 54
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA. Dr. Kornack's clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Dedham Medical Associates (DMA) Dedham, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Kornack is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. He has an open panel.

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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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
52 2nd Avenue; Suite 1150
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Peter Asnis is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Asnis average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Asnis include ACL reconstruction, PCL injury, and shoulder injury. Dr. Asnis is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Asnis attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Asnis include: Patients' Choice Award; Hospital for Special Surgery Tenth Annual Jean C. McDaniel Award; and Orthopedic Surgery Boston Super Doctors America's Top Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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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. Lauren E Elson, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Lauren Elson practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Her clinical interests encompass cancer rehabilitation. Dr. Elson's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Elson studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine
2014 Washington St 6 S
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kreher is a pediatric orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Newton, MA. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His areas of expertise consist of scoliosis, overuse injuries, and sports health. Dr. Kreher is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Kreher is accepting 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. Darren C Rosenberg, MD, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Darren Rosenberg practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Framingham, MA, Natick, MA, and Newton, MA. He attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Rosenberg's areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), knee injury, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Rosenberg has received distinctions including Top Doctor Top Doctor and Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosenberg is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Elbow Problems, Herniated Disc, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joanne Borg Stein, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Joanne Stein specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Stein completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass pain management and spine problems. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Stein honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Excel Award-Newton Wellesley Hospital; and Top Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Pain Management

Dr. Steven A Makovitch, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
2014 Washington Street; Suite 423 Blue Mob
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Steven Makovitch's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He practices in Charlestown, MA and Newton, MA. He is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. These areas are among Dr. Makovitch's clinical interests: concussion, osteopathic manipulation, and epidural steroid injection. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Makovitch's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, tendon injury

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

Specializes in Physiatry
52 2nd Avenue; Suite 1150
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Ashwin Babu sees patients in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Babu include knee injury, stress fractures, and overuse injuries. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Babu attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Babu completed a residency program at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Babu's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Ultrasound, Elbow Problems, Overuse Injuries, Shoulder Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
40 Second Avenue; Building 52 Suite 1250
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Anne Johnson, who practices in Waltham, MA and Danvers, MA, is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include foot surgery, ankle arthritis, and achilles tendonitis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Johnson attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. She has received professional recognition including the following: Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Career Award; Circle of Excellence Hospital for Special Surgery; and Circle of Excellence/ Hospital for Special Surgery. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Johnson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon problems, ankle arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, ankle fracture

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Achilles Tendon Problems, Ankle Arthritis, Ankle Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher W Digiovanni, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
40 Second Avenue; Building 52 Suite 1250
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Digiovanni practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), foot surgery, and ankle arthritis. Dr. Digiovanni is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Digiovanni graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Digiovanni trained at Rhode Island Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Digiovanni is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon problems, ankle arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, ankle fracture

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Achilles Tendon Problems, Neuromuscular Disorders, Ankle Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
52 2nd Avenue; Suite 1150
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Joseph Schwab's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. His clinical interests include scoliosis, spine tumor, and bone tumor. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Schwab attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schwab is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone tumor, spinal fracture

All Interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lumbar Stenosis, Spine Tumor, Bone Tumor, Spine Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Patrick Friday, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2000 Washington Street; Suite 304 Mob Blue
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Robert Friday's specialty is adult rheumatology. He has a special interest in psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Friday performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Don Riggin Research Award (Arthritis Foundation). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Friday's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, gout

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Inflammatory Arthritis, Gout, Lupus

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
40 Second Avenue; Suite 300
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Chaitanya Mudgal is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mudgal obtained his medical school training at L.T. Municipal Medical College and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mudgal include dislocation, cubital tunnel syndrome, and distal radius fracture. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Dr Menino D'Souza Prize, Best All Around Graduate; Partners in Excellence; and Dr G.M. Phadke Prize, Pharmacology. Dr. Mudgal (or staff) speaks Marathi, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Mudgal is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, distal radius fracture, rheumatoid arthritis, elbow fracture, hand fracture

All Interests: Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Lupus, Stroke, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Mayo Slovik, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
173 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. David Slovik's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, osteoporosis, and osteitis deformans (paget's disease of bone). Dr. Slovik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. His distinctions include: Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Slovik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Slovik's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis, osteitis deformans (Paget's disease of bone)

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Osteitis Deformans, Diabetes

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
52 2nd Avenue; Suite 1150
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Cha works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cha include radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), cervical (neck) spine problems, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Cha accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Cha attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Herniated Disc, Myelopathy, Cervical Spine Problems, Spondylosis, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
40 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. George Cohen is a medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Cohen's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: fibromyalgia, lupus, and polymyositis. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cohen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Polymyositis, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Giant Cell Arteritis, Sjogren's Syndrome

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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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