We found 10 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna Silver near Austin, TX.

Dr. Sean Michael Gallagher, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Medical Parkway; Suite 301
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sean Gallagher practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine in Austin, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. Dr. Gallagher's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Gallagher speaks Medical Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Westlake Hospital, Seton Medical Center, and Seton Healthcare Family. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Meniscus Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Viet N Tran, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4029 Capital of Texas Highway S; Suite 111
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Viet Tran sees patients in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Tran speaks Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and lower back problems. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Tran performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Compression Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony "tony" Kahn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Kahn is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in Austin, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Kahn attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kahn include musculoskeletal problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kahn takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. David Alan Dodgin, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4611 Guadalupe Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. David Dodgin practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Dodgin is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Dodgin highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Hilton Phillip Gottschalk, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Hilton Gottschalk's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Gottschalk's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal problems. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Gottschalk is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Eric Matthew Heinrich, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4611 Guadalupe Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Eric Heinrich is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. In his practice, Dr. Heinrich focuses on musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Heinrich completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Heinrich's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Jay Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jay Shapiro specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery and practices in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Shapiro trained at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for his residency. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Shapiro is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. John J Williams, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Williams' areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Williams is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Williams has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Karl Marc Koenig, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1313 Red River Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Karl Koenig's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), arthritis, and trauma. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Koenig honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Koenig attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. Ryan Christopher Murdock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Murdock sees patients in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Dr. Murdock is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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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.