We found 67 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept HealthLink Open Access near Creve Coeur, MO.

Dr. Aaron Patrick Omotola, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 102
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Aaron Omotola is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Omotola include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Omotola is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and Alton Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

Dr. Mark Edward Halstead, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mark Halstead works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Halstead is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, knee ligament injury

All Interests: Knee Ligament Injury, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Stress Fractures, Asthma

Dr. Matthew J Matava, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
14532 S Outer; 40 Road
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Matava is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Matava's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matava takes. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Matava trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Ligament Problems, Sports Injuries

Dr. Robert H Brophy IV, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14532 S Outer Forty Drive; Suite 210
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Rob Brophy, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Brophy is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, knee ligament injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, PCL Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Bakul Ramakant Dave, MS, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
969 N Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Bakul Dave's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Dave is conversant in Indian Languages. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vertebroplasty, pain management, and acute pain. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Dave is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. For his professional training, Dr. Dave completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dave honors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Acute Pain, Acupuncture Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Francis Burns, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
845 N New Ballas Court; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Burns, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and O'Fallon, MO, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burns include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Burns is professionally affiliated with Progress West Hospital and SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. John P Metzler, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. John Metzler sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His clinical interests include musculoskeletal injuries and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Metzler is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Injuries

Dr. Devyani Mehta Hunt, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3023 N Ballas Road; Building C Suite 351
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Devyani Hunt is a physiatrist. She is especially interested in musculoskeletal injuries. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Hunt performed her residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Pain, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Jerome Nepple, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Nepple is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Nepple has a special interest in hip problems. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Nepple attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), ACL injury

All Interests: ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Clavicle Fracture, Meniscus Tear

Dr. Matthew V Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Smith's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include shoulder surgery and elbow surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Knee Ligament Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rick Wayne Wright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Rick Wright's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Wright is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Rotator Cuff Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason A Browdy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8225 Clayton Road
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jason Browdy specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Browdy include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Browdy attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Browdy is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. David A Rubin, MD
Specializes in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Sports Medicine
12634 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. David Rubin works as a musculoskeletal radiologist, diagnostic radiologist, and sports medicine specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Rubin's clinical interests include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rubin attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, joint problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Tumor, Sports Injuries, Joint Problems, MRI, Arthrogram

Dr. Jonathan Craig Baker, MD
Specializes in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Sports Medicine
12634 Olive Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jonathan Baker sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are musculoskeletal radiology, diagnostic radiology, and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include metabolic bone diseases. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baker honors.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Metabolic Bone Diseases, MRI, Ultrasound, Bone Biopsy, Radiofrequency ... (Read more)

Dr. Terra Rupert Blatnik, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Terra Blatnik's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. She practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Blatnik is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of UH Case Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Pain, Overuse Injuries, Toe Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Heidi Prather, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Heidi Prather specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Saint Louis, MO, Chesterfield, MO, and Town and Country, MO. These areas are among Dr. Prather's clinical interests: musculoskeletal injuries and spine problems. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Prather completed her residency training at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, joint problems

All Interests: Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Spine Problems, Sports Injuries, Joint Problems, Pain, ... (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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