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We found 11 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana near Duluth, MN.

Dr. Douglas Frederick Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
400 East 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Douglas Hoffman practices family medicine and sports medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at UPMC St. Margaret. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Hoffman is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Janus Dale Butcher, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
400 East 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Janus Butcher is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Butcher has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems, family issues, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Butcher is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Butcher completed Dr. Butcher's residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center. Dr. Butcher is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Family Issues

Dr. Ann Caroline Sudoh, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
400 East 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Ann Sudoh works as a family medicine physician and sports medicine specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building. Dr. Sudoh accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Benjamin David Nelson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Benjamin Nelson's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nelson include musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at North Memorial Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Daniel Lee Mark, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
400 East 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Daniel Mark's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building. Dr. Mark's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Mayo Clinic. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mark takes.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Wade Alan Lillegard, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Wade Lillegard's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at Martin Army Community Hospital, Dr. Lillegard attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Lillegard has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Kenji Peter Sudoh, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Kenji Sudoh is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Sudoh focuses on musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Sudoh attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Raymond Charles Hausch, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Rheumatology
400 East Third Street; Essentia Health - Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Raymond Hausch works as an adult rheumatologist in Duluth, MN, Forest Lake, MN, and Burnsville, MN. In his practice, Dr. Hausch focuses on arthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Hausch average 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hausch honors. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building and Fairview Health Services.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis

Dr. Jefferson John Davis, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Jefferson Davis' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis accepts. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Davis is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building), and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Ana Margarita Fernandez-Pokorny, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Ana Fernandez-Pokorny is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Fernandez-Pokorny's clinical interests encompass arthritis. She is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fernandez-Pokorny is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and a graduate of Wilmington Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Robert Leff is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Duluth, MN. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Leff focuses on arthritis. Dr. Leff is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis

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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.