We found 8 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept First Health near Ellicott City, MD.

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Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. James Dreese specializes in general practice, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine and practices in Baltimore, MD, Lutherville Timonium, MD, and Ellicott City, MD. His areas of expertise include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and knee injury. He is affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. Dreese is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Dreese trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dreese's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Sedgley's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He practices in Ellicott City, MD, Westminster, MD, and Baltimore, MD. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Sedgley attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sedgley include concussion, back pain, and knee injury. Patients rated Dr. Sedgley highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sedgley accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Anand Murthi is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include frozen shoulder, rotator cuff surgery, and proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture. The average patient rating for Dr. Murthi is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Murthi has an open panel.

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

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

Specializes in General Practice, Acupuncture, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Jason Stein works as a general practitioner, acupuncturist, and orthopedic surgeon in Baltimore, MD, Westminster, MD, and Ellicott City, MD. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Stein is especially interested in shoulder problems and elbow problems. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Stein has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lawrence Shin is a general practitioner and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Shin's areas of expertise include back injuries, spinal pain, and herniated disc. The average patient rating for Dr. Shin is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Shin attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shin's professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Radiculopathy, Osteoporosis, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frank Frassica's specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and orthopedic oncology. He practices in Pasadena, MD, Baltimore, MD, and Ellicott City, MD. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Frassica is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Frassica is open to new patients. After attending Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Frassica has received distinctions including Herbert Ivy Valedictorian Award; Medical University of South Carolina; and Upjohn Award for Academic Excellence.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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

Dr. Lindsay Jones' specialty is pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Jones is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. Jones is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries

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

Dr. Robert McKinstry's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKinstry include hip replacement, knee replacement, and joint pain. He is affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McKinstry takes. He has an open panel. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Union Memorial Hospital.

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

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