We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare near Danville, PA.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA

Dr. Bryan Oyoung is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Oyoung's clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems, electromyography (EMG), and acupuncture treatment. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oyoung honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Oyoung's professional affiliations include Geisinger Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Pain, Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Problems, Chronic Pain, Acupuncture Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Carl Fanelli, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA

Dr. Gregory Fanelli's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hamot Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Fanelli's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fanelli is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas R Bowen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 North Academy Avenue; Department of Orthopedics, 21-30
Danville, PA

Dr. Thomas Bowen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Wilkes Barre, PA and Danville, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bowen include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), cancer, and osteoporosis. He honors Coventry, Aetna, Coventry Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Geisinger Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics.

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

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Suk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA

Dr. Michael Suk is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Danville, PA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, Coventry Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Suk completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Geisinger Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (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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