We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Cartersville, GA.

Dr. Charles Matthew Pesson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Charles Pesson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Pesson attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pesson is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center and Harbin Clinic.

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

All Interests: Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Knee Replacement, Joint Problems, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Kate Reker Osterloh, MD, DO
Specializes in Acupuncture, Family Medicine
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Kate Raymond's specialties are acupuncture and family medicine. She practices in Cartersville, GA. Before completing her residency at West Suburban Medical Center, Dr. Raymond attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raymond takes. Dr. Raymond's professional affiliations include Cartersville Medical Center and Harbin Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Women's Health Issues, Acupuncture Treatment

Dr. Nonyelum Erinma Ejieke, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Nonyelum Ejieke's specialty is adult rheumatology. In Dr. Ejieke's practice, she is particularly interested in rheumatic diseases. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Ejieke attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ejieke is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center and Harbin Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis

Dr. Bradford Allan Wall, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15 Medical Drive Ne
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Bradford Wall is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee surgery, hip surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wall takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, ligament problems, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: ACL Injury, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Surgery, Ligament ... (Read more)

Fui Yao Dawson
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
5 Medical Drive
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Fui Dawson's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Smyrna, GA and Cartersville, GA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dawson at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in hammer toe, plantar fasciitis, and bunions. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Cartersville Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dawson completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Dawson (or staff) speaks German and French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Plantar Fasciitis, Tendonitis, Hammer Toe, Ankle Problems, Nerve Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Weung Cha, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15 Medical Drive Ne
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Charles Cha, who practices in Cartersville, GA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cha's areas of expertise include the following: cervical laminoplasty, radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), and lumbar laminectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Cha studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Radiculopathy, Cervical Laminoplasty, Herniated Disc, Compression Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Jude Brunette, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15 Medical Drive Ne
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. John Brunette is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Cartersville, GA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brunette include knee surgery, hip surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Brunette is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brunette graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, ligament problems, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: ACL Injury, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Surgery, Ligament ... (Read more)

Dr. Eddie Allan Atwell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15 Medical Drive, Suite 101; Building B
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Eddie Atwell is an orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Atwell include knee surgery, hip surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, ligament problems, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: ACL Injury, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Surgery, Ligament ... (Read more)

Dr. Thad Andrew Riddle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15 Medical Drive Ne
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Thad Riddle is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Cartersville, GA. His clinical interests include knee surgery, hip surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Riddle is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Riddle takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, ligament problems, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: ACL Injury, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Surgery, Ligament ... (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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