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We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Boca Raton, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4800 Linton Boulevard; Building A Suite 201
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Steve Meadows specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Meadows's areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Meadows has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Meadows (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Haitian Creole. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Ankle ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5162 Linton Boulevard; Suite 106
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Piza's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Piza is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Piza's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Podiatry
7050 W Palmetto Park Road; #18
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Scheiber is a podiatrist in Boca Raton, FL and Weston, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Scheiber is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, warts, and diabetic foot ulcers. Dr. Scheiber honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Scheiber is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Bursitis, Toenail Fungus, Morton's Neuroma, Fractures, Neuropathy, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elvis L Grandic, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1401 North West 9th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Elvis Grandic's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Grandic (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Croatian and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Grandic include knee problems and hip problems. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Grandic accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Robert Patrick Norton, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
670 Glades Road; Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Robert Norton is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Norton accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Norton is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Norton's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Norton is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, Minimally ... (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.