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Dr. Samuel S Messieh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6801 Us Highway 27 North
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Messieh is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Messieh's professional affiliations include Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 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: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. Maury Lind Fisher, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6325 Us Highway 27 N; Suite 201
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Maury Fisher sees patients in Winter Haven, FL and Sebring, FL. His medical specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Bartow Regional Medical Center and Winter Haven Hospital. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fisher trained at Ochsner Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6325 Us Highway 27 N; Suite 201
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Ponnavolu Reddy's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include hip replacement, knee problems, and foot problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His education and training includes medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at Westchester Medical Center.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6325 Us Highway 27 N; Suite 201
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Juan Alvarez specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Sebring, FL. In Dr. Alvarez's practice, he is particularly interested in hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alvarez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (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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