We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare near Toms River, NJ.

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Dr. Carol Sonatore, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
14 Hospital Drive
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Carol Sonatore practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Toms River, NJ and Plainsboro, NJ. Dr. Sonatore's clinical interests include headache, electromyography (EMG), and botox injection. She is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Community Hospital, and Princeton HealthCare System. She is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

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

Dr. Mark William Gesell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1430 Hooper Avenue; Suite 101
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Gesell works as an orthopedist. Dr. Gesell attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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
54 Bay Lea Road; Suite 1
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Floros' areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in achilles tendonitis, bunions, and sports injuries. Dr. Floros's professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Community Hospital. For his professional training, Dr. Floros completed residency programs at JFK Medical Center and Graduate Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Floros highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendonitis, sprains, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Strains, Ankle Problems, Sports Injuries, Sprains, Achilles Tendonitis, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Roshni Gandhi's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, hammer toe, and orthotics. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Gandhi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gandhi's training includes a residency program at Christiana Care Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, Sports Health, Hammer Toe, Fungal Infection, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
780 Route 37 West; Suite 140
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Pess, who practices in Eatontown, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Freehold, NJ, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Hospital. Dr. Pess attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pess accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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
780 Route 37 West; Suite 140
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Teddy Atik's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Atik is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His professional 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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