We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Coventry near Gretna, LA.

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Dr. Brett Michael Cascio, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Brett Cascio's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Lake Charles, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Kenner, LA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Cascio's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and more. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Louis Manuel Espinoza, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Luis Espinoza works as an orthopedic surgeon in Kenner, LA, Metairie, LA, and New Orleans, LA. Clinical interests for Dr. Espinoza include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Espinoza accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and GEHA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Espinoza is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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Dr. James Mulherrin Todd III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. James Todd is an orthopedist. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Todd attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Todd takes. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Todd has an open panel.

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

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Dr. Kearney Quinn Robert III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Kearney Robert is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Robert attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Dr. Robert's practice is open to new patients.

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

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Dr. Robert L Shackleton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Robert Shackleton specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Terrytown, LA, Marrero, LA, and Gretna, LA. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shackleton accepts. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Shackleton attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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Dr. Robert Douglas Bostick III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
920 Avenue B
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Robert Bostick specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bostick include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Bostick is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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

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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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