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We found 3 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare POS near Pearland, TX.

Melvyn Augustus Harrington Jr Jr MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
8603 Broadway (FM 518); Suite 103
Pearland, TX
(713) 986-5660; (713) 986-6016

Dr. Melvyn Harrington specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Harrington is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Harrington include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Harrington takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Harrington is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He speaks German. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Harrington is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)

All Interests: Revision of Total Hip Replacement, Revision of Total Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Tomiko Fukuda MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
10223 Broadway; Suite A
Pearland, TX
(713) 436-3488; (713) 799-2300

Dr. Tomiko Fukuda practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fukuda include foot problems, fractures (broken bones), and ligament reconstruction. Dr. Fukuda takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Fukuda completed Dr. Fukuda's residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Fukuda is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fukuda's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Flat Feet, Fractures, Ligament Reconstruction, Foot & Ankle

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10223 Broadway; Suite A
Pearland, TX
(713) 799-2300; (713) 436-3488

Dr. David Loncarich specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Loncarich average 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and amputees. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Loncarich's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, osteomyelitis, arthritis, bone infection, fractures (broken bones), bone spurs

All Interests: Amputees, Arthritis, Arthritis Surgery, Arthroscopy, Bone Infections, Bone Spurs, Bunions, ... (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.