We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Winter Haven, FL.

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Dr. Samuel S Messieh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1601 6th Street Se
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Messieh works as an orthopedist in Winter Haven, FL and Sebring, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Messieh's professional affiliations include Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. Larry Randell Padgett Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
250 3rd Street Nw; Suite 201
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Larry Padgett is an orthopedic surgeon in Winter Haven, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Padgett honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Padgett obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His professional affiliations include Winter Haven Hospital, Advanced Orthopedic Surgery, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Maury Lind Fisher, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Avenue K Se; Suite 4
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Maury Fisher sees patients in Winter Haven, FL and Sebring, FL. His medical specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Fisher an average rating of 4.5 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. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Fisher attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Robert Kevin Lerner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Robert Lerner's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lerner is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 Avenue D Nw
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Sullivan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sullivan graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Leg 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.
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