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We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Lighthouse Point, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2701 North East 14th Street Causeway; Suite 5, Pembroke Pines, Floor 33026
Pompano Beach, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Sheikh is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Sheikh completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Sheikh is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Sports Medicine
729 E Atlantic Boulevard
Pompano Beach, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Grobman's areas of specialization are family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Grobman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grobman include headache, electromyography (EMG), and knee pain. Dr. Grobman is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grobman takes. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Sparrow Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (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
280 Natura Avenue
Deerfield Beach, 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)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1825 Ne 25th Street
Lighthouse Point, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Matos is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lighthouse Point, FL. Dr. Matos is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center. He accepts 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 Ponce School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Pain, Osteoporosis, Trauma

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2850 North Federal Highway
Lighthouse Point, FL
 

Dr. Dominic Kleinhenz practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Dr. Kleinhenz is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1821 Ne 25th Street
Lighthouse Point, FL
 

Dr. David Padden is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pembroke Pines, FL and Lighthouse Point, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Padden is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (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.