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We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept MyBlue near Sun City Center, FL.

Dr. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Dermatology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam's specialties are dermatology (skin disorders), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He practices in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. His clinical interests include ACL injury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Milam's education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). In addition to English, Dr. Milam speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Vincent Lopez, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Peter Lopez's specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Lopez is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Lopez attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lopez average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert John Maddalon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Robert Maddalon's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maddalon honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Maddalon attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Revision, Musculoskeletal Problems, Debridement, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. John Okun works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Okun average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Okun speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Revision, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Henry George Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6901 Simmons Loop; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Edward Becker is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. In Dr. Becker's practice, he is particularly interested in sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Becker is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Anthony Frank Infante Jr., DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
959 Del Webb Boulevard E
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Infante is an orthopedic trauma specialist in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Infante has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Grandview Medical Center for residency. Dr. Infante is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Bryan Butler, MD, BA
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6901 Simmons Loop; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Robert Butler is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Butler is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

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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.