We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept MultiPlan near Freehold, NJ.

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Dr. Arthur Kong Chow Mark, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
222 Schank Road; Suite 300
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Mark specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Mark include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient ratings for Dr. Mark average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Mark is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur P Vasen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
222 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Vasen's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vasen is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Vasen has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vasen takes.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
25 Kilmer Drive; Building 3 Suite 105
Morganville, NJ
 

Dr. Keith Rinkus is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Red Bank, NJ and Morganville, NJ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. AARP, MultiPlan, and MagnaCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rinkus honors. Dr. Rinkus studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Rinkus is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
535 Iron Bridge Road
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Pess' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Eatontown, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Pess is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pess's hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
535 Iron Bridge Road
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Teddy Atik is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Eatontown, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Atik average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Atik include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atik honors. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Atik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (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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