We found 11 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept MyBlue near Sun City Center, FL.

Dr. Edward Henry George Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10141 Big Bend Road; Suite 201 (physicians Bldg)
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Edward Becker practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Becker include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Becker is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Winter Haven Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, knee ligament injury, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Strains, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark J Sando, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6901 Simmons Loop; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Mark Sando is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Winter Haven, FL, Brandon, FL, and Plant City, FL. His clinical interests include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Sando honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, knee ligament injury, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107 (haverford Plaza)
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. John Okun is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Brandon, FL, Riverview, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Okun include knee problems, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Okun 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. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Okun attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Peter Lopez is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lopez is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Lopez is in-network for 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 Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Joint Problems, Hip Problems, MRI, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian James Deignan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10141 Big Bend Road; Floor 2
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Brian Deignan is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Deignan attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Deignan include sports health and 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. Deignan takes. Dr. Deignan is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

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

Dr. Robert Maddalon's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Maddalon include knee replacement, knee ligament injury, and sports health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Maddalon is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injury, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

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

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

Dr. Anthony Infante is an orthopedic traumatologist in Sun City Center, FL, Temple Terrace, FL, and Brandon, FL. His clinical interests include knee problems, shoulder problems, and ankle problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Infante is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Infante 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. Before performing his residency at Grandview Medical Center, Dr. Infante attended Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Infante speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anjan Rajni Shah, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
959 East Del Webb Boulevard
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Anjan Shah sees patients in Tampa, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Temple Terrace, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, pelvic problems, and infections. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Shah obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. R. Butler's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Butler's areas of expertise include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, knee ligament injury, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Eric Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10141 Big Bend Road; Suite 201 (physicians Bldg)
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Scott Goldsmith specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Goldsmith's clinical interests: pain, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Winter Haven Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldsmith accepts. Dr. Goldsmith attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, knee ligament injury, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, gout

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Strains, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Fishman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4031 Uppercreek Drive
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Larry Fishman is a neurosurgeon and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fishman include scoliosis, stroke, and spine surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Fishman trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Thoracic Problems, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, ... (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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