We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept BlueCross BlueShield Traditional near Mansfield, TX.

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Dr. Jeffrey D Carter, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2800 E. Broad Street; #124
Mansfield, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Carter is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthroplasty, shoulder arthroplasty, and ankle surgery. Dr. Carter is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A.. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Carter is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2801 East Broad Street
Mansfield, TX
 

Dr. Adam Crawford is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Mansfield, TX, Irving, TX, and Arlington, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, hammer toe, and achilles tendonitis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Crawford attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Crawford's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City North Hills, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, Orthopedic Surgery, Achilles Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2801 East Broad Street
Mansfield, TX
 

Dr. Cameron Atkinson is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Atkinson's areas of expertise include the following: dupuytren's contracture, hand arthritis, and hand surgery procedures. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Atkinson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, hand fracture

All Interests: Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay David Pond, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2800 E. Broad Street; #124
Mansfield, TX
 

Dr. Jay Pond's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include shoulder surgery, joint pain, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A.. Dr. Pond is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Pond trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Pond's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Joint Pain, Arthroscopic ... (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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