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We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Sebring, FL.

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Dr. Tahir Saeed-Ahmed Chaudhri, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3427 S Highlands Avenue; Orthopedic Office
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Tahir Chaudhri is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His medical residency was performed at Booth Memorial Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Chaudhri's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and metabolic bone disease. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chaudhri takes. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Juan Alvarez is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Alvarez is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alvarez include knee problems, hip replacement, and foot problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Alvarez graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

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

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 is an osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Winter Haven, FL and Sebring, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Fisher is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital. Dr. Fisher takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Ponnavolu Reddy's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Reddy's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and foot problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle ... (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.