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Dr. John Michalski

Orthopedic Surgery
Martins Ferry, OH
38 years experience male

Locations

Michalski Orthopedic/Ohio Valley Wellness

Martins Ferry, OH

Address

90 N 4th St, Martins Ferry, OH, US
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Fax

7406334144

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Office

Martins Ferry, OH

About

Bio

MD Jefferson Medical College AANA AAHKS AAOS AOFAS ICJR AAAAM My goal is to provide the best orthopedic, joint reconstruction, sports medicine, and wellness program for my patients.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Languages spoken

Polish

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Sunshine: 2 common antibiotics with photo sensitivity are Keflex & bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Sunscreen and limit of exposure should help.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Groin strain: Yes, it can cause referred testicular pain and relative height change of testicle.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Thumb sprain: Best to get it checked, but try 45 degree flexion stress.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Foot injury: Consider soft tissue injury of ligament or tendon, depending upon where exactly it hurts. Yes, a follow up x-ray can demonstrate a fracture not seen o... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Muscle spasm: Likely muscle fatigue from workout. Almost always a normal finding.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Shoulder/rib clicks: Consider snapping scapula syndrome. Work on scapulothoracic exercises, wall walking, scapular stabilization, activity modification, ergonomic changes,... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Kegel: Kegel exercises may help maintain the pelvic floor.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Joints swell & itch: Itching could be from irritation of the surrounding nerves by swelling. Swelling has many etiologies: injury, meniscal or ligament tear, loose body, a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Pes cavus: High arch causes increased pressure on the front and back of the foot. This can cause pain, calluses, arthritis, deformity. Sometimes genetic causes, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Muscle pull: Generally speaking, ice followed with moist heat helps. Also consider gentle massage of the muscle belly.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Mid spine bump: You are most likely describing kyphosis with a prominent spinous process.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Groin pain: Consider hip joint pain, synovitis, or referred nerve pain from pelvic organs.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Foot issues: Many issues here: likely ganglion cyst or dorsal osteophyte, hallux valgus, venous insufficiency, and neuropathy.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Shoulder pain: Not common, but it does happen if the diaphragmatic nerves are irritated and there is referred pain to the posterior shoulder.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Lymph nodes: May be palpable, especially with increase inflammation or infection. There are a chain in this region that may be palpable.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Coccyx fall: Sounds like some scar tissue or bruise. Consider hamstring stretches, ice/heat, deep massage, pt/laser therapy/nsaids.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Tennis elbow: Consider exhausting conservative treatment prior to surgery. Options include rest, night splints, tennis elbow cuffs, pt/laser therapy/modalities, pur... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Ankle sprain: Consider gentle progressive stretching, strengthening, range of motion, modalities (laser therapy, ultrasound, tens), purified omega, period of protec... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
C spine surgery: Work on your posture and safe flexibility.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Shoulder burn: Consider Lactic Acid buildup as the prime cause, but make sure it's not cardiac.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Knee pain: In female adolescents, anterior knee pain is usually patellofemoral syndrome. Check with your orthopedic surgeon if locking is a problem.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Hip pain: Shooting pain typically refers to a sharp referred pain that is nerve-related, usually from a pinched nerve from the back, buttocks, or thigh.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Sprained knee: Wait til you have painless full range of motion.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Charley horse: Generally hydration and massage. Replace electrolytes.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Left ribcage throb: Lungs go to the apex, heart more distal and medial.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Foot swelling: Many causes: sprain, fracture, contusion, infection, strain, edema, pvd, vascular insufficiency, among others. Check with your orthopedic or foot doc.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Arthritis: Wear and tear of the joints about the spine.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Separate issues: Sounds like a pinched nerve in your neck. Also get your heart checked with and ekg.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Tailbone pain: Consider coccydynia, s-i dysfunction, and referred ls pain.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Hand fracture: Each fracture has its own personality. Check x-ray and exam with orthopedic surgeon for possible surgery.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Scoliosis: Short answer: uneven forces may cause higher pressure and degeneration in different parts of the disc.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Calf pain: No. Get checked for a blood clot. Other causes may be muscle pain and swelling, but check asap with your orthopedic surgeon and get a venous doppler.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Vessel popping: Yes, this can happen with heavy weights and weak vessels--more common with veins than arteries.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
ACL reinjury: Yes, check with your orthopedic surgeon for instability, check mri. May need revision.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Shoulder and chest: Pain there other than pleurisy may include cardiac, referred gallbladder, muscle strain, sprain, referred radicular pain.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Lump: Not sure exactly what you mean, but may be small muscular hernia. Also consider liver, spleen, or gall bladder.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Hamstring pain: Several possibilities, proximal at buttocks or, moe commonly, at insertion on proximal medial tibia. Consider strain, recurrent bursitis, meniscal tea... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Don't: Don't wait too long to treat it, it may be irreversible.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Remove: Remove light-emitting devices in your bedroom. Turn off tv or computer 1 hour before bed.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Psoas: Generally, no. The psoas starts along the anterior aspect of the lumbar spine and attaches below the hip on the lesser trochanter. Perhaps some groin ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Splenomegaly: Enlarged spleen can cause back, flank, and abdominal pain. You really do need to get it checked. Don't overdose on nsaids & tylenol (acetaminophen).
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Knee pain: Malalignment varus is bowing & valgus is knock knee. May be arthritis, inflammation, sprain, etc. Consider light exercise, swim, d3, calcium, glucosam... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Lump: Check with orthopedic surgeon. It could be a-c or s-c joint sprain or dislocation, muscle tear or strain.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Memory: Check with pcp or endocrinologist. Consider thyroid, endocrine, heavy metals, early dementia, tumor, or hormonal.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Steroids: Sounds like you've come down from the mood elevation/ anti-inflammation of the steroids.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Leg swelling: Get a venous doppler asap to check for dvt.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Back pain: Rest, ice, nsaids, purified omega, pt/modalities/laser/tens, massage, yoga, pilates. See orthopedic or spine doc if having radicular pain.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Knee pain: Yes, a positive mcmurray is a test done on physical exam that reproduces pain on the torn meniscus--it is a flexion, extension, rotation test that put... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Plica: Consider scar, synovitis, new tears of meniscal tissues, patellar maltracking, continued plica impingement. Check with your orthopedic surgeon.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Great toe fracture: Consider stress fracture or tendonitis caused by the fracture, with associated gait dysfunction.
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Mar 24, 2014
A concise answer, compassion and experience is what you will get when Dr Michalski answers one of your questions. Such a great value to the HealthTap community!
Oct 5, 2015
I endorse Dr. Michalski, He is a powerhouse of knowledge and provides an excellent service to the public via HealthTap.
Sep 7, 2013
A kind and helpful expert who has helped so many. Highly recommend.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! My husband 32yrs old overweight, having TLC- 15000 and he is a smoker.He is feeling weekneess,wants to sleep most of the time,feeling more hungry.what happen to him.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you! I had an xray done and it showed arthritis. the medicine doesn't help and it's getting worse. This has been going on for 3+ year.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! i try my best to stop eating cake, bread etc. and stop drinking contain soda beverage. thank a lot of your answer.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

Albert Einstein Medical Center

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Residency

ALBERT EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Navy Commendation Medal
Navy Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal

Affiliations

Ohio valley health services
East Ohio Regional Hospital
WVU
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