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We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Edina, MN.

Dr. Mark Francis Swiontkowski, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8100 Northland Boulevard
Bloomington, MN

Dr. Marc Swiontkowski's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Swiontkowski is especially interested in leg length inequality, osteomyelitis, and fractures (broken bones). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Swiontkowski graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His distinctions include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. He is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook, Regions Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Physicians (UMPhysicians).

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Osteomyelitis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Leg Length Inequality

Dr. Douglas Alan Becker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8100 West 78th Street; Suite 220
Edina, MN

Dr. Douglas Becker specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Minneapolis, MN and Edina, MN. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Becker average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Becker accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Abbott Northwestern Center for Outpatient Care. Dr. Becker is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Andrew Davis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8100 Northland Drive
Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Richard Davis is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Saint Paul, MN and Minneapolis, MN. His areas of expertise include spine problems. Dr. Davis is affiliated with Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Specialty Center - Neurosurgery. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Patient ratings for Dr. Davis average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Fractures, Spine Problems, Trauma

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
6545 France Avenue S
Edina, MN

Dr. Jeremy Fleischmann practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fleischmann is especially interested in heel pain, ingrown nails, and plantar fasciitis. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fleischmann is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital and Fairview Southdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), bone spurs

All Interests: Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Bone Spurs, Achilles Tendon Problems, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Ingrown Nails, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8100 W 78th Street; Suite 225
Edina, MN

Dr. Gregory Folsom is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Edina, MN. Clinical interests for Dr. Folsom include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Folsom takes. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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.