We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare near Toms River, NJ.

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Carol Sonatore D.O.
Specializes in Physiatry
14 Hospital Drive
Toms River, NJ

Dr. Carol Sonatore specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Toms River, NJ and Plainsboro, NJ. She studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sonatore's medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: headache, electromyography (EMG), and botox injection. Dr. Sonatore is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Community Hospital, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Electrodiagnostic Testing, Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark William Gesell MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1430 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ

Dr. Mark Gesell works as an orthopedic surgeon in Tinton Falls, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. Before performing his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Gesell attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gesell include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 4.55 stars (9 ratings)
54 Bay Lea Road; Suite 1
Toms River, NJ

Dr. Robert Floros' specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His clinical interests include achilles tendonitis, bunions, and sports injuries. On average, patients gave Dr. Floros a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Floros's residency was performed at JFK Medical Center and Graduate Hospital. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Ankle and Foot Clinic, and Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Injuries, Achilles Tendonitis, Injuries, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Bunions

Dr. Roshni S. Gandhi D.P.M.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
54 Bey Lea Road; Suite 1
Toms River, NJ

Dr. Roshni Gandhi is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Somerset, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Toms River, NJ. Her areas of expertise include warts, hammer toe, and orthotics. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey), Community Hospital, and Princeton HealthCare System. For her professional training, Dr. Gandhi completed a residency program at Christiana Care Health System. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, Sports Health, Neuropathy, Ankle Arthroscopy, Nail ... (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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