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We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept ppoNEXT near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Roy Cardoso, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Roy Cardoso practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Cardoso performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Cardoso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pablo Edies Delgado, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Pablo Delgado's specialty is general gynecology. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Delgado's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), ulcers, and osteoporosis. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Incontinence, Hemorrhoids, Gynecological Problems, Ulcers, Menopause, Infertility, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Ramsey Shaya, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Mark Shaya's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Shaya attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Shaya's areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. AvMed, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shaya honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Tumor, Sleep Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Bell's Palsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Jo Villar, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Mary Villar is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She works in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Doral, FL, and Miami, FL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in osteoporosis, breast cancer, and tumor. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Villar graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Villar's medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Cancer, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

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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.