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We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Silver near Marble Falls, TX.

Dr. Moataz Nier El-Ghamry MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
810 W. Highway 71
Marble Falls, TX
(830) 201-8000

Dr. Moataz El-Ghamry's area of specialization is radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. El-Ghamry speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After attending Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. He accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. El-Ghamry has received the following distinctions: 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: Brachytherapy, Female Malignancies, Cervical, Endometrial Cancer, Gynecology, Intracavitary ... (Read more)

Dr. Akbar Aly Hussaini MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 CR 340a, BLDG Ii; Ste B/C
Burnet, TX
(512) 715-3114

Dr. Akbar Hussaini's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthritis surgery and sports health. Dr. Hussaini is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Hussaini is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: General Orthopedic Surgery Services, Sports Medicine, Fracture Care, incl. Surgical Fixation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kory Don Williams DPM
Specializes in Podiatry (Foot & Ankle Medicine), Foot & Ankle Surgery
810 W. Highway 71
Marble Falls, TX
(830) 201-8000; (830) 201-7100

Dr. Kory Williams' areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Williams is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Bunions, Foot & Ankle Deformities, Foot & Ankle injuries, Foot Surgery, Hammertoes, Sprains, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas F Eastman MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
810 W. Highway 71
Marble Falls, TX
(830) 201-7100; (830) 201-8000

Dr. Thomas Eastman sees patients in Marble Falls, TX and Llano, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Eastman honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine


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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.