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We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Sun City Center, FL.

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

Dr. Daniel Milam is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests encompass ACL injury. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Milam attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). 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 practices hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lopez attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lopez is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ganglion Cysts, Rotator ... (Read more)

Dr. Eddy Lewis Echols Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
959 E Del Webb Boulevard
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Eddy Echols specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Echols attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Echols include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Echols speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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

All Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include sports health. Dr. Becker's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Becker is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 traumatologist. His areas of expertise consist of replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Infante's average rating from his patients is 3.5 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. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Infante trained at Grandview Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally 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 hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Butler takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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, 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.