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We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna Bronze $15 Copay near Irving, TX.

Samuel Nava Jr.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2001 N Macarthur; Suite 300
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Nava practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Carrollton, TX and Irving, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, foot pain, and hammer toe. Dr. Nava is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Nava's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle sprain, bone problems, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis, bone spurs, foot fracture

All Interests: Warts, Plantar Fasciotomy, Ankle Sprain, Bunionette, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, Toenail Fungus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Baker Sanders, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2120 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 100
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Steven Sanders' area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Sanders's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanders accepts. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Replacement ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 115
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Vishal Patel works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Jesse Lee Even, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Even is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Even's clinical interests: minimally invasive spine surgery, spine problems, and complex spine surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Even honors. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Even attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Even speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Arlington, and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2120 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 100
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Byung Lee's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include carpal tunnel surgery, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, bursitis, wrist fracture, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, tendonitis

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Diagnostic Evaluation, Elbow Arthroscopy, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, ... (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.