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We found 3 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Platinum near Davenport, FL.

Dr. Stuart Drew Patterson, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
40100 Us Highway 27
Davenport, FL

Dr. Stuart Patterson's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Patterson include hand problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Patterson is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. He speaks Afrikaans. Dr. Patterson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Patterson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
40100 Us Highway 27
Davenport, FL

Dr. Matthew Burry's specialty is neurosurgery. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Burry accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

All Interests: Compression Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Stroke, Hematoma, Tumor, Cysts, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Randell Padgett Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
40100 Us Highway 27
Davenport, FL

Dr. Larry Padgett's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Padgett's areas of clinical interest consist of sports health, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. He is affiliated with Advanced Orthopedic Surgery, Winter Haven Hospital, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Padgett attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

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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.