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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 works as a family medicine physician and sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Sedgley completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His areas of expertise include concussion, back pain, and knee injury. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Sedgley is professionally affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He is open to 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)

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

Dr. Anand Murthi's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Murthi attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include frozen shoulder, rotator cuff surgery, and proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture. Patient ratings for Dr. Murthi average 4.5 stars out of 5. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murthi honors. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocation, Tendon Repair, Elbow ... (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 orthopedist in Baltimore, MD, Ellicott City, MD, and Gambrills, MD. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Shin's areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, spinal pain, and herniated disc. His professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shin accepts. He has an open panel. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency.

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

Dr. Frank Frassica is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and orthopedic oncology specialist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Frassica is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Frassica welcomes new patients. After attending Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Herbert Ivy Valedictorian Award; Medical University of South Carolina; and Upjohn Award for Academic Excellence.

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All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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

Dr. Lindsay Jones is a pediatric sports medicine specialist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems. She is affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. Jones attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting 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 physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. McKinstry has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee replacement, and joint pain. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McKinstry's education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Union Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. His 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.