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

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

Dr. Tahir Chaudhri specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Sebring, FL. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Chaudhri accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Chaudhri trained at Booth Memorial Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center for residency.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, hip replacement, and foot problems. Dr. Alvarez is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Alvarez attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His medical 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 practices osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Fisher average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital. Dr. Fisher 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. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and 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 sees patients in Lake Wales, FL and Sebring, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and foot problems. Dr. Reddy accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete 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.