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 practices general internal medicine in Arlington, TX. Dr. Dave (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Dave include diabetes. Dr. Dave is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and Las Colinas Medical Center. After attending M.P. Shah Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's specialty is obstetrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: pelvic reconstructive surgery, sexual dysfunction, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients. Before performing her residency at JPS Health Network, Dr. Patel attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Christopher Wong is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Arlington, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong's clinical interests include foot fracture. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His 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. Dr. Wong speaks Spanish. He is 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 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 Chiropractic
4602 Park Springs Boulevard; Suite 150
Arlington, TX

Dr. Jeff Manley's specialty is chiropractic. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include activator methods, general care, and trigger point therapy. Dr. Manley is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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