We found 14 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept First Health near Martinsville, NJ.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2 Worlds Fair Drive
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bechler is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Somerset, NJ and Princeton, NJ. After attending Dartmouth Medical School and New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Bechler's areas of expertise include rotator cuff surgery, closed reduction, and sports health. He accepts Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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 ... (Read more)

Dr. David Y Lin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Podiatry
1 Robertson Drive
Bedminster, NJ
 

Dr. David Lin is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric podiatry specialist. Dr. Lin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, ACL reconstruction, and hip injury. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Virtua Physician Partners, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Lin has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin honors.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Hip Dysplasia, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Rachana M Purohit
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2003 Washington Valley Road
Martinsville, NJ
 

Dr. Rachana Purohit's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; she sees patients in Westfield, NJ, Piscataway, NJ, and Martinsville, NJ. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Purohit include hammer toe, orthotics, and osteomyelitis. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Purohit's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), bone infection, sprains

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

Dr. Mark A Rieger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1 Robertson Drive
Bedminster, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Rieger works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, ACL reconstruction, and shoulder injury. On average, patients gave Dr. Rieger a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rieger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Virtua Physician Partners, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Pain, Hip Dysplasia, Scoliosis, Fractures, Shoulder Injury, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Shail N Patel
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2003 Washington Valley Road
Martinsville, NJ
 

Dr. Shail Patel is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Piscataway, NJ, Berkeley Heights, NJ, and Hoboken, NJ. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include hammer toe, osteomyelitis, and plantar warts. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), bone infection

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

Tony Distefano, MS
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
102 South Main Street
Manville, NJ
 

Dr. Tony Distefano practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Distefano's residency was performed at West Jersey Health System. Clinical interests for Dr. Distefano include hammer toe, osteomyelitis, and plantar warts. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Distefano (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Distefano is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), bone infection, sprains

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

Alen R Tar
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2003 Washington Valley Road
Martinsville, NJ
 

Dr. Alen Tar works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Berkeley Heights, NJ, Raritan, NJ, and Morristown, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tar include hammer toe, osteomyelitis, and plantar warts. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Tar completed residency programs at Roger Williams Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Tar is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), bone infection, sprains

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

Ali N El Saheli
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2003 Washington Valley Road
Martinsville, 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: hammer toe, osteomyelitis, and plantar warts. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. El-Saheli (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. El-Saheli's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), bone infection

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

Dr. Marco Ucciferri, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2003 Washington Valley Road
Martinsville, NJ
 

Dr. Marco Ucciferri works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Hillsborough, NJ, Martinsville, NJ, and Warren, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: hammer toe, osteomyelitis, and plantar warts. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ucciferri takes Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Ucciferri (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), bone infection

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

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2 Worlds Fair Drive
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Carlos Sagebien specializes in orthopedic trauma. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sagebien include closed reduction, reconstructive surgery, and acetabular fracture. He takes Coventry, First Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sagebien's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Sagebien is affiliated with Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic fracture, fractures (broken bones), acetabular fracture

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

Dr. Timothy P Leddy, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Worlds Fair Drive
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Timothy Leddy is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Leddy is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, bone tumor, and hand problems. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, First Health, Aetna, and more. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Leddy is professionally affiliated with Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , bone tumor, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

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

Dr. Jennifer Marie Lindsey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
766 Route 202/206; Suite 1
Bridgewater, NJ
 

Dr. Jennifer Tareco's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tareco trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Tareco has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Neck Problems, Ankle Problems, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2003 Washington Valley Road
Martinsville, NJ
 

Dr. Ayan Goswami's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. In Dr. Goswami's practice, he is particularly interested in foot problems and ankle problems. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goswami (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Sprains, Foot Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
31-a Mountain Boulevard
Warren, NJ
 

Dr. Kavita Sinha specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Sinha's areas of expertise include the following: stroke, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems, joint problems

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