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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Sheikh's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheikh accepts. He has received distinctions including 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheikh's office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Daniel Grobman practices family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and sports medicine in Pompano Beach, FL and Weston, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Grobman include headache, electromyography (EMG), and knee pain. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Grobman 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 obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Sparrow Hospital. Dr. Grobman is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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)

Dr. David Alan Padden, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1821 Ne 25th Street
Lighthouse Point, FL
 

Dr. David Padden specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee surgery, hip surgery, and orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Padden average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Padden is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Padden is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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

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

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

Dr. Elizabeth Scheiber is a podiatrist. Her areas of expertise include plantar warts, bunions, and toenail fungus. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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, 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 specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Norton is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Norton honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Norton graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For Dr. Norton's professional training, Dr. Norton completed a residency program 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)

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

Dr. Ricardo Matos specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Matos speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center. He attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Matos completed his residency training at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He 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.

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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

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

Dr. Dominic Kleinhenz is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lighthouse Point, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kleinhenz has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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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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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.
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