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We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Cartersville, GA.

Charles Matthew Pesson MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
(770) 276-7217

Dr. Charles Pesson's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Cartersville, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Pesson include knee replacement, hand problems, and arthritis. Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pesson honors. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center and Harbin Clinic.

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

All Interests: Arthritis, Fractures, Hand, Joint, Knee Replacement, Shoulder Replacement, Sports Injuries

Kate Reker Raymond (Osterloh) DO, MD, DABMA
Specializes in Family Medicine, Acupuncture
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
(770) 382-2580

Dr. Kate Raymond's specialties are acupuncture and family medicine. She practices in Cartersville, GA. Dr. Raymond's professional affiliations include Cartersville Medical Center and Harbin Clinic. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at West Suburban Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Raymond is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raymond honors several insurance carriers, including TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Acupuncturist, Family Health General, Women's Health; Osteoporosis; Adolescent Medicine; Acupuncture

Nonyelum Erinma Ejieke MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
(770) 387-9831

Dr. Nonyelum Ejieke's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ejieke average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ejieke include rheumatic diseases. She is an in-network provider for TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Ejieke performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. She is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center and Harbin Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis or Rheumatism, Rheumatology

Dr. Fui Yao Dawson DPM, Doctor Of Podiatric Medicine
Specializes in Podiatry (Foot & Ankle Medicine), Foot & Ankle Surgery
5 Medical Drive
Cartersville, GA
(678) 679-3300

Dr. Fui Dawson specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Patients rated Dr. Dawson highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of hammer toe, plantar fasciitis, and bunions. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Cartersville Medical Center. Dr. Dawson is an in-network provider for TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Dawson (or staff) speaks German and French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Diabetes Foot and Ankle, Foot Arthritis, Nerve Entrapment, Neuromas, Flat Foot, Plantar ... (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.