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Dr. John Michalski

Orthopedic Surgery
Martins Ferry, OH
36 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

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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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

Doctor Q&A

1.8K Answers
2.6K Agrees
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis can't, but pinched nerves can be more of the problem.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Nerve pain: That's an irritated nerve either from c spine or brachial plexus, possibly even terminal branch. Not likely that it is directly related to shoulder su... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Need more definition: A true dislocation needs appropriate imaging and evaluation by orthopedic surgeon. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction can benefit from pt and spine/pelvic s... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Vitamins: Not a direct correlation. Eat well balanced diet. Consider good multivitamin, folic acid, biotin, b complex.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Knee pain: Consider pfs, plica, patellar tendonitis, synovitis, loose body, or meniscal tear. Check with your orthopedic surgeon or sports doc for eval.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Hallux valgus: In essence, you are experience a transfer of forces more laterally because of your bunion. You may even get a thickened callus known as a "transfer le... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Collagen disease: Simple answer: yes. If there is significant vascular, cardiac, pulmonary, or renal involvement, yes.
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Hip pai after THA: Check for loosening, infection, synovitis, startup pain, strain, impingement, or may just be normal healing.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Numbness and tingle: Knee pain is most likely patellofemoral syndrome in your age range and gender. The tingling may be electrolyte imbalance, hyperventilation, calcium im... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Air punching: Although beneficial, it does not allow for resistance; thus, punching bag is more effective here.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Leg & foot pain: Unlikely related to new rice. That would certainly be an odd food allergic response. Check with pcp for sciatic or referred nerve pain.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Plank exercises: Should be safe, but start gently and listen to your body.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Pain: Don't mask with narcotics. Get to the root of your pain. Many possible causes: vascular, gi, cardiac, orthopedic, pulmonary.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Torticollis: Time and gentle stretching, if ok'd by your pediatrician and orthopedic surgeon.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Twinges: Need more clarity. A twinge may be a muscle pull, gas, pulmonary, or cardiac origin.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Toe fracture: Each fracture has it's own personality. If it is a lesser toe fracture, nonarticular, and can be adequately aligned and protected, the answer may be y... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
DDH: Really depends upon age and severity. Anything from observation, closed or open reduction, osteotomies (many types), hip scope with limited applicatio... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
ACL: When you have full painless range of motion, stable exam, adequate rehab, and your operative surgeon says "ok.".
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Complete ACL tear: Consider arthroscopic acl reconstruction. Check with your orthopedic surgeon to coordinate bracing, timing, and rehab.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
ACL tear: Check with your orthopedic surgeon. Questions to ask: giving way? Locking? Instability? Full thickness tears? Acute vs chronic? Other joint patholog... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Bone cancer: Bone cancer can be hard or soft. Sometimes it is not palpable at all. Some are more aggressive, some are bone-forming. Many variations. You need thoro... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Patella: Ok to progress as tolerated. Consider biking with seat elevated, swim, walk, yoga, pilates.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Reflexes: Wow. That is a big leap of a diagnosis. Reflex changes usually come from either pinched nerves or just a variation of normal. If concerned, check with... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Patella: No pain is a good thing unless you have a charcot joint with destruction from diabetes, etc. It doesn't sound like a neuropathic joint, so continue m... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Cast: I assume you mean cast on your arm. Swelling to excess may cause skin, muscle, and nerve problems. Check right away with your orthopedic surgeon if yo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Fracture healing: In general, optimal fracture healing requires well-balanced nutrition, including calcium, vitamin d, protein--along with a healthy host and adequate b... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Knee effusion: The most likely cause of intermittent joint swelling is arthritis. Your regular cycling of this is puzzling. Check for any joint locking, change of ac... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Steroids: Edema is one potential side effect.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Arm cast: By fake, i assume for a costume: paper mâché. A more substantial cast would be fiberglass or plaster. Be careful, you could hurt yourself by cutting ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Cyst near rib: May be nothing, may be more of a problem. It needs to be examined.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Swollen ankles: Consider renal or hepatic issues, venous insufficiency, pvd, or sensitivity to the wine.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Charley horse: These problems are dealt with by orthopedic, sports, and rehab docs.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Bad posture: Angulatory and rotary malalignment (aka bad posture) may cause muscle strains, ligament sprains, and nerve irritation.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Pubic fracture: Nonunion may occur in any fracture. Check with your orthopedic surgeon.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Probably: You may want to exercise on more than 2 days and mix it up with cardio and progressive weights.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Chest strengthening: Try bench press, incline, decline, lat pulldowns.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Talus fracture: Swelling is likely coming from soft tissue injury that occurred at time of initial fracture. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. Consider further MRI ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Leg pain: Consider clot, muscle pull, or sciatica. Get it checked asap to rule out a clot.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Olecranon bursitis: Rest, splint, no heavy lift/push/pull, bsaids, pt, ultrasound, laser therapy.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Upper back: Consider sprain, strain, occult rib fracture, pleuritis. Check with your internist.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Great toe fracture: I agree with dr vancil regarding method of treatment. Recommend podiatry or orthopedic foot surgeon.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Yoga: Painless joint noises are almost always benign. They may reflect vacuum joint phenomenon or just capsular tightness. Yoga & stretching are great!
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Calf pain: Check for blood clot via doppler and exam. Other considerations include referred sciatic pain, stress fracture, muscle strain or spasm.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Bulging disc : Anatomically, they are not directly related. Check for other sources.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Lymph node: None that are specifically right on the bone. Some supraclavicular nodes do sit nearby.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Clavicle: No lymph nodes come directly from the clavicle. The supraclavicular nodes, however, are close by.

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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.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I was not aware that the population of RA is so small. I thought there are a lot of study data available to track progress. Can you please share any stats regarding RA
HealthTap member
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.

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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