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We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic near Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Joseph Neustein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7280 Valencia Drive
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Neustein's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Neustein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Neustein is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Scheiber's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scheiber's areas of expertise include plantar warts, bunions, and toenail fungus. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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 medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Norton is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Norton honors. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Norton completed Dr. Norton's residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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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)

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

Dr. Elvis Grandic specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Boynton Beach, FL and Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Grandic is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems and hip problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Grandic (or staff) is conversant in Croatian and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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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.