We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Arlington, TX.

Dr. Shane Thomas Seroyer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
515 W Mayfield Road; Suite 116
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Shane Seroyer works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Seroyer has a special interest in hip replacement, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Seroyer attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , foot fracture

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Hip Replacement, Foot Problems, Foot Fracture, Hip Problems

Dr. Bruce Irwin Prager, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
400 W Arbrook Boulevard; Suite 120
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Prager practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Arlington, TX. His areas of expertise include arm fracture, hand problems, and wrist fracture. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prager's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , arm fracture, wrist fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), hand fracture

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Raymond Martin, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3030 Matlock Road; Suite 205
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. David Martin works as a nephrologist. Dr. Martin is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. Martin include kidney stones, metabolic bone disease, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Martin speaks Navajo. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Chronic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4519 Matlock Road; Suite 135
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Damaris Vega is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Vega has a special interest in diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vega honors. She attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Vega has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid Problems, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis

Dr. Jesse Lee Even, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Orthopedic Way
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Even works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Even is especially interested in minimally invasive spine surgery, spine problems, and complex spine surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Even is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Specializes in Acupuncture
4300 Matlock Road; Suite 101
Arlington, TX
 

Mr. Leon Lee practices acupuncture in Arlington, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and hepatitis. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Mr. Lee honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Mr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, ... (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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