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We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept BlueCross BlueShield Traditional near Mansfield, TX.

Dr. James Warren Burnett, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2800 E. Broad Street; #124
Mansfield, TX
 

Dr. James Burnett's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee surgery, wrist pain, and elbow pain. Dr. Burnett has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A.. Dr. Burnett welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Eric Scott Scott Wieser, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2800 E. Broad Street; #124
Mansfield, TX
 

Dr. Eric Wieser is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wieser include spinal deformity, spinal pain, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wieser takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wieser studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A.. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Spinal Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Deformity, Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Carter practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee arthroplasty, shoulder arthroplasty, and ankle surgery. Dr. Carter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A.. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carter honors. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Carter 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)

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

Dr. Jay Pond is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include shoulder surgery, joint pain, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Pond's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A.. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pond takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. Dr. Pond is open to 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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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2801 East Broad Street
Mansfield, TX
 

Dr. Cameron Atkinson practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Atkinson include dupuytren's contracture, hand arthritis, and hand surgery procedures. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Atkinson is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is professionally 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, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hand ... (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.