We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Marble Falls, TX.

Dr. Moataz Nier El Ghamry, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
810 W. Highway 71
Marble Falls, TX

Dr. Moataz El-Ghamry is a radiation oncologist in Killeen, TX, Temple, TX, and Marble Falls, TX. Dr. El-Ghamry is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Dr. El-Ghamry is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. His distinctions include: Fellow Award, American Brachytherapy Society Seattle Prostate Brachytherapy and Resident Travel Award, American Brachytherapy Society, 2005-2007.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Endometrial Cancer, Sarcoma, Intracavitary Brachytherapy

Dr. Akbar Aly Hussaini, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 Cr 340a, Bldg Ii; Ste B/c
Burnet, TX

Dr. Akbar Hussaini works as an orthopedist in Burnet, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: arthritis surgery and sports health. Dr. Hussaini is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hussaini's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hussaini has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Rotator Cuff Problems, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Arthritis ... (Read more)

Kory Don Williams
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
810 W. Highway 71
Marble Falls, TX

Dr. Kory Williams' specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Marble Falls, TX, Llano, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Strains, Ankle Problems, Sprains, Bunions

Dr. Thomas F Eastman, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
810 W. Highway 71
Marble Falls, TX

Dr. Thomas Eastman is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eastman accepts. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Eastman completed a residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

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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.