We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Granbury, TX.

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Dr. Kraig Robert Pepper, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1308 Paluxy Road; Suite C
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Kraig Pepper is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Fort Worth, TX and Granbury, TX. Dr. Pepper is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include knee surgery, wrist pain, and hip surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Pepper studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Surgery, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Ward Louden, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Keith Louden's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Fort Worth, TX and Granbury, TX. Before completing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Dr. Louden attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Louden's clinical interests: knee arthritis, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. Dr. Louden's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , leg fracture, knee arthritis, arm fracture, metabolic bone diseases, ankle sprain, knee fracture, hand fracture, ankle fracture, osteoporosis, Achilles tendon problems, osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone problems, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains, fractures (broken bones), foot fracture

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Knee Arthritis, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Knee Fracture, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Alan Ward, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1308 East Paluxy Road; Suite 304
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Ward's specialty is neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, torticollis, and skull base surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ward attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Ward is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, bone cancer, spinal fracture, bone problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Lamina Procedures, Neuroendoscopy, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry Gerhart Smith, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 Crawford; Suite A
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Harry Smith is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of musculoskeletal problems and orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Upper Extremity Problems, Injuries

Dr. Christopher K Hull, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1220 Paluxy Medial Circle; Suite C
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Hull is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, spinal pain, and foot pain. Dr. Hull takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hull speaks Spanish. Dr. Hull is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Surgery, Spinal Pain, Revision Arthroplasty, Revision Hip ... (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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