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We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept TRICARE 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 specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sedgley is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: concussion, back pain, and knee injury. He is affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. Sedgley is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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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 areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Baltimore, MD and Lutherville Timonium, MD. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Murthi include adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), rotator cuff surgery, and proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murthi honors. Dr. Murthi studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. His 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, who practices in Pasadena, MD, Baltimore, MD, and Ellicott City, MD, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and orthopedic oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Frassica is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Dr. Frassica performed his residency 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. He is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He is accepting 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 works as an orthopedist. His areas of expertise include back injuries, spinal pain, and herniated disc. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Shin takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Shin's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. His practice is open to 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 practices pediatric sports medicine. Her clinical interests include sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Jones is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jones's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is rated highly 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. Dr. McKinstry is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed 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, 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.