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We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near Oviedo, FL.

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Mauna Radahd MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Interventional Pain Medicine
1000 W Broadway Street
Oviedo, FL
(407) 332-1300

Dr. Mauna Radahd's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. She practices in Oviedo, FL. Dr. Radahd (or staff) is conversant in Medical Spanish and Italian. These areas are among her clinical interests: sciatica, fibromyalgia, and neck pain. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Radahd is an in-network provider 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: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Pain Management, Neck pain, Low back pain, neuropathy, sciatica, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Juan Fernando Agudelo-Rivera MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8000 Red Bug Lake Road; Suite 290
Fl Usa,

Dr. Juan Agudelo-Rivera is an Orlando, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agudelo-Rivera include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). 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. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Agudelo-Rivera speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip, Knee, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Trauma/Fractures

John William Hiemenz MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
2140 Old River Trail
Chuluota, FL
(407) 977-9168

Dr. John Hiemenz is an adult hematologist and oncologist. His areas of expertise consist of leukemia, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and bone marrow transplant. Dr. Hiemenz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Cancer, Stem cell research, Bone tumor, Bone marrow transplant, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Ralph Gousse MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
2572 West State Road 426; Suite 3080
Oviedo, FL
(407) 303-2305; (407) 545-4888

Dr. Ralph Gousse, who practices in Altamonte Springs, FL, Apopka, FL, and Tavares, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Gousse trained at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Gousse (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Conditions treated: Acute Leukemia, Adrenal Gland Cancer, Anal and Rectal ... (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.