We found 12 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept First Health near Martinsville, NJ.

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Dr Jeffrey R Bechler MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2 Worlds Fair Drive; Suite 201
Somerset, NJ

Dr. Jeffrey Bechler is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bechler include rotator cuff surgery, closed reduction, and sports health. He honors Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and New York Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Bechler's professional affiliations include Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , Tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery ... (Read more)

David Lin MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Podiatry
Average rating 3.92 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
1 Robertson Drive
Bedminster, NJ

Dr. David Lin is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric podiatry. He works in Bedminster, NJ, Springfield, NJ, and Cedar Knolls, NJ. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include scoliosis, ACL reconstruction, and hip injury. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Virtua Physician Partners, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Lin average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Bone Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Elbow Fracture, Sprains, Fractures, Joint Problems

All Interests: Elbow Fracture, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Bone Problems, Fractu ... (Read more)

Dr Rachana M Purohit DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Average rating 2.65 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
234 Stelton Road
Piscataway, NJ

Dr. Rachana Purohit specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Westfield, NJ, Piscataway, NJ, and Martinsville, NJ. Dr. Purohit's areas of expertise include hammer toe, orthotics, and osteomyelitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Purohit is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Purohit is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteomyelitis, Hallux Rigidus, Bone Infection

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Athlete's Foot, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Hallux Rigidus, Nail Fungus, Ingrown To ... (Read more)

Dr Mark A Rieger MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
Average rating 3.32 stars out of 5 (31 ratings)
1 Robertson Drive
Bedminster, NJ

Dr. Mark Rieger is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery specialist in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Bedminster, NJ, and Springfield, NJ. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rieger's areas of expertise include scoliosis, ACL reconstruction, and shoulder injury. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Virtua Physician Partners, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Rieger completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Musculoskeletal Problems, Sprains, Fractures

All Interests: Knee Pain, Hip Dysplasia, Scoliosis, Fractures, Shoulder Injury, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Pro ... (Read more)

Dr Shail N Patel DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Average rating 3.58 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
234 Stelton Road
Piscataway, NJ

Dr. Shail Patel practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Piscataway, NJ, Berkeley Heights, NJ, and Hoboken, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: hammer toe, osteomyelitis, and plantar warts. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Gujarati. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteomyelitis, Hallux Rigidus, Bone Infection

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Hallux Rigidus, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's N ... (Read more)

Dr Alen R Tar DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Average rating 3.62 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
234 Stelton Road
Piscataway, NJ

Dr. Alen Tar specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His clinical interests include hammer toe, osteomyelitis, and plantar warts. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tar takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tar's residency was performed at Roger Williams Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteomyelitis, Hallux Rigidus, Bone Infection

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Hallux Rigidus, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's N ... (Read more)

Dr Ali ElSaheli DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
234 Stelton Road
Piscataway, NJ

Dr. Ali El-Saheli specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Livingston, NJ, Piscataway, NJ, and Manville, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: hammer toe, osteomyelitis, and plantar warts. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. El-Saheli (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. El-Saheli is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteomyelitis, Hallux Rigidus, Bone Infection

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Hallux Rigidus, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's N ... (Read more)

Dr Timothy P Leddy MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.58 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
2 Worlds Fair Drive; Suite 205
Somerset, NJ

Dr. Timothy Leddy is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Somerset, NJ and Princeton, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leddy include arthroscopic surgery, bone tumor, and hand problems. Dr. Leddy's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Leddy is affiliated with Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , Bone Tumor, Fractures, Tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive Surg ... (Read more)

Dr Tony Distefano DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
234 Stelton Road
Piscataway, NJ

Dr. Tony Distefano works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Morristown, NJ, Clifton, NJ, and Manville, NJ. His residency was performed at West Jersey Health System. His areas of expertise include hammer toe, osteomyelitis, and plantar warts. Dr. Distefano takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Distefano (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. Dr. Distefano is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteomyelitis, Hallux Rigidus, Bone Infection

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Hallux Rigidus, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's N ... (Read more)

Dr Marco Ucciferri DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Average rating 3.53 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
234 Stelton Road
Piscataway, NJ

Dr. Marco Ucciferri, who practices in Manville, NJ, Hillsborough, NJ, and Martinsville, NJ, is a medical specialist in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hammer toe, osteomyelitis, and plantar warts. Dr. Ucciferri is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Ucciferri's training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Ucciferri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteomyelitis, Hallux Rigidus, Bone Infection

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Hallux Rigidus, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's N ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
Average rating 3.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2 Worlds Fair Drive
Somerset, NJ

Dr. Carlos Sagebien specializes in orthopedic trauma and practices in Somerset, NJ. In his practice, he is particularly interested in closed reduction, reconstructive surgery, and acetabular fracture. Dr. Sagebien is affiliated with Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Pelvic Fracture, Fractures, Acetabular Fracture

All Interests: Pelvic Fracture, Closed Reduction, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Acetabular Fracture

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
786 Mountain Boulevard; Suite 205
Watchung, NJ

Dr. Kavita Sinha is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sinha include stroke, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis, Bone Problems, Joint Problems

All Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Bone Problems, Hip Injury, Carpal Tunnel Syndro ... (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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