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We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept First Health near Ellicott City, MD.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Matthew Sedgley sees patients in Ellicott City, MD, Westminster, MD, and Baltimore, MD. His medical specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include concussion, back pain, and knee injury. Dr. Sedgley's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sedgley completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Sedgley is affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Ultrasound, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2200 Kernan Drive; Suite 1154
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Anand Murthi is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murthi include adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), rotator cuff surgery, and proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Murthi honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Murthi's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture, arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocation, Tendon Repair, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Frank Frassica works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and orthopedic oncologist in Pasadena, MD, Baltimore, MD, and Ellicott City, MD. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Frassica is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Frassica has received distinctions including Herbert Ivy Valedictorian Award; Medical University of South Carolina; and Upjohn Award for Academic Excellence. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Frassica's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Lawrence Shin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Lawrence Shin is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Shin include back injuries, spinal pain, and herniated disc. He is affiliated with MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shin is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Bone ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Lindsay Jones' specialty is pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Jones's areas of clinical interest consist of sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones accepts. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. Jones's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Robert McKinstry is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and joint pain. Patient reviews placed Dr. McKinstry at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Union Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. McKinstry's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, osteoarthritis, arthritis, joint infection

All Interests: Joint Pain, Hip Revision, Joint Infection, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hip Replacement, ... (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.