We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Compass near Keller, TX.

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Dr. Larry M Kjeldgaard, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4444 Heritage Trace Parkway; Suite 408
Keller, TX

Dr. Larry Kjeldgaard specializes in hand surgery, spine surgery, and foot & ankle surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee replacement, spine surgery procedures, and sports injuries. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kjeldgaard completed his residency training at POH Regional Medical Center. Dr. Kjeldgaard's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kjeldgaard takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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Dr. Nicholas Dominic Iagulli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4444 Heritage Trace Parkway; Suite 408
Keller, TX

Dr. Nicholas Iagulli is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in Keller, TX and Hurst, TX. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include knee problems, hand problems, and foot fracture. Dr. Iagulli is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for his residency. Dr. Iagulli's professional affiliations include North Hills Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones), foot fracture

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hand Problems, Foot Fracture

Dr. Michael E Muncy, DO
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4300 City Point Drive; Suite 102
North Richalnd Hills, TX

Dr. Michael Muncy's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Muncy include shoulder injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Muncy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Las Colinas Medical Center and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

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Dr. Thomas Malcolm Carrell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4300 City Point Drive; Suite 200
North Richland Hills, TX

Dr. Thomas Carrell, who practices in North Richland Hills, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Carrell's areas of expertise include the following: shoulder injury, shoulder reconstruction, and joint problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Carrell performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He is affiliated with North Hills Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, joint problems

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Xizi Wang Dipl.Om M.D. (China)
Specializes in Acupuncture
413 Keller Parkway
Keller, TX

Ms. Xizi Wang works as an acupuncturist in Keller, TX and Flower Mound, TX. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Ms. Wang accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. In addition to English, Ms. Wang (or staff) speaks Lao and Chinese.

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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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