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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Cartersville, GA and Kennesaw, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pesson include knee problems, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Pesson is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center and Harbin Clinic. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Pesson is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nonyelum Ejieke is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. In her practice, Dr. Ejieke focuses on rheumatic diseases. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Ejieke obtained her medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Her professional affiliations include Cartersville Medical Center and Harbin Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis

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

Dr. Kate Raymond sees patients in Cartersville, GA. Her medical specialties are acupuncture and family medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raymond honors. Dr. Raymond obtained her medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Dr. Raymond is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center and Harbin Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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. Dr. Dawson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. His clinical interests include hammer toe, ankle arthritis, and plantar fasciitis. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Cartersville Medical Center. For his professional training, Dr. Dawson completed a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, tendonitis

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

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

Dr. Bradford Wall practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Cartersville, GA. His areas of expertise include the following: knee surgery, hip surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Wall takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine and Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, 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. John Jude Brunette, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15 Medical Drive Ne
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. John Brunette practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Brunette is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee surgery, hip surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Brunette graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, 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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Atwell's clinical interests include knee surgery, hip surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Atwell is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, 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, who practices in Cartersville, GA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Riddle include knee surgery, hip surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Riddle takes. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, 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. Charles Weung Cha, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15 Medical Drive Ne
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Charles Cha is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Cartersville, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cha include cervical laminoplasty, radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), and lumbar laminectomy. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Cha graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

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