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We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Lexington, KY.

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

Dr. Kaveh Sajadi sees patients in Lexington, KY. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Sajadi's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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)

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

Dr. Christian Christensen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Christensen an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Christensen's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Christensen accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Christensen is a graduate of 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)

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

Dr. Janak Talwalkar is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Lexington, KY and Danville, KY. Dr. Talwalkar's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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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)

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

Dr. Thomas Menke works as an orthopedist in Lexington, KY. He studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Menke takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Mathew Nicholls' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Nicholls is a graduate of 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)

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

Dr. Michael Kirk's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirk honors. Dr. Kirk studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Ryan Muchow's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, foot problems, and spine problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Muchow graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is affiliated with Lexington VA Medical Center.

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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)

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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.