We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Lexington, KY.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Fountain Court; Suite 180
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Kaveh Sajadi is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sajadi include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Sajadi accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2537 Larkin Road
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Janak Talwalkar's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Talwalkar include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
700 Bob O Link Drive
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Christian Christensen sees patients in Georgetown, KY and Lexington, KY. Dr. Christian Christensen's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Christensen has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Christensen's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Christensen is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Christensen studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1900 Richmond Road
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Ryan Muchow is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, foot problems, and spine problems. Dr. Muchow is affiliated with Lexington VA Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Muchow accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Knee Problems, Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Hip Problems, Spine Problems, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1780 Nicholasville Road; Suite 501
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Mathew Nicholls is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Nicholls's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2537 Larkin Road
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Michael Kirk works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Kirk honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1760 Nicholasville Road; Suite 604
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Thomas Menke practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Menke accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Neck ... (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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