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

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

Dr. Matthew Smith's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include shoulder surgery and elbow surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bakul Dave practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Dave is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include vertebroplasty, pain management, and acute pain. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dave takes. After attending B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Dave is conversant in Indian Languages.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Acute Pain, Acupuncture Treatment, ... (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 practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine in Chesterfield, MO, Saint Louis, MO, and Town and Country, MO. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Halstead takes. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Halstead attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, knee ligament injuries

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

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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Burns is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burns include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Progress West Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Burns attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ochsner Medical Center.

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

Dr. Rob Brophy's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Brophy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Brophy completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (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. In his practice, Dr. Nepple focuses on hip problems. Dr. Nepple is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nepple obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

Dr. Matthew Matava is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Matava's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matava is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

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

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

Dr. Rick Wright is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Wright's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injuries

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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Browdy include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Luke's Hospital. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Browdy completed residency programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. The average patient rating for Dr. Browdy is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Browdy honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

Dr. John Metzler is a physiatrist in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Metzler has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries and electromyography (EMG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Metzler honors.

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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 works as a physiatrist in Saint Louis, MO, Chesterfield, MO, and Town and Country, MO. Dr. Hunt's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal injuries. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's residency program. 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: Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Pain, Pelvic Floor ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Rubin's specialties are musculoskeletal radiology, diagnostic radiology, and sports medicine. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rubin attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin has a special interest in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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 works as a musculoskeletal radiologist, diagnostic radiologist, and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Baker's clinical interests encompass metabolic bone disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baker accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Metabolic Bone Disease, 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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Blatnik is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at UH Case Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajiv K Shah, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3015 North Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Rajiv Shah works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Shah attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, joint problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Heidi Prather is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries and spine problems. Dr. Prather is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Prather performed her residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, joint problems

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