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We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Winter Haven, FL.

Dr. Matthew Vaughn Burry, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
50 Second Street, Se
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Burry specializes in neurosurgery. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Burry's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Burry 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: , compression fractures

All Interests: Compression Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Stroke, Hematoma, Tumor, Cysts, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1601 Sixth Street
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Messieh's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Messieh graduated from Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Messieh is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
250 3rd Street Nw; Suite 201
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Larry Padgett's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Padgett average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Padgett include sports health, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Padgett 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 North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He is affiliated with 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. Robert Kevin Lerner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Robert Lerner is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Lerner is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, 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's areas of specialization are osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fisher accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital.

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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
101 Avenue D Nw
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Sullivan, who practices in Winter Haven, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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 is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sullivan trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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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.