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 is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Carrollton, TX and Irving, TX. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include warts, foot pain, and hammer toe. Dr. Nava's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nava accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Sanders graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Patel graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Patel has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is 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'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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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. He practices in Irving, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include carpal tunnel surgery, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.