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We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Compass near Arlington, TX.

Dr. Pramesh Chandrakant Dave, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2608 Matlock Road
Arlington, TX

Dr. Pramesh Dave's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests encompass diabetes. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending M.P. Shah Medical College for medical school, Dr. Dave completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Dave (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Dave is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Meera Patel, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics
811 W I-20; Suite 218
Arlington, TX

Dr. Meera Patel, who practices in Arlington, TX and Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in obstetrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: pelvic reconstructive surgery, sexual dysfunction, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at JPS Health Network. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Contraception, Family Planning, Physical Exams, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
609 Matlock Centre Circle
Arlington, TX

Dr. Christopher Wong's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wong's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has indicated that his clinical interests include foot fracture. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources.

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Relevant Interests: , foot fracture

All Interests: Foot Fracture

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

Dr. Jesse Even's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Arlington, TX and Irving, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive spine surgery, spine problems, and complex spine surgery. Dr. Even honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Even speaks Spanish. He 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, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Chiropractic
4602 Park Springs Boulevard; Suite 150
Arlington, TX

Dr. Jeff Manley's area of specialization is chiropractic. Dr. Manley has indicated that his clinical interests include activator methods, general care, and trigger point therapy. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Chiropractic Adjustment, General Care, Trigger Point Therapy, Activator ... (Read more)

Leon Yan Shaw Lee, MS
Specializes in Acupuncture
4300 Matlock Road; Suite 101
Arlington, TX

Mr. Leon Lee is an acupuncturist. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and hepatitis. Mr. Lee's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Mr. Lee (or staff) speaks 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.