We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Gold 2250/Houston HMOx near Pearland, TX.

Specializes in Physiatry
2505 Park Avenue; Suite B
Pearland, TX

Dr. Xin Wang is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. His clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, pain management, and stroke. Dr. Wang is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang honors. He attended medical school at Shandong University. Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Physical Therapy Treatment, Stroke, Botox Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Anthony Crumbie Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 670
Houston, TX

Dr. David Crumbie is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Crumbie attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, hand fracture, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, bone spurs

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Eddie Hsu Huang, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
11914 Astoria Boulevard, Suite 670; Medical Plaza 1
Houston, TX

Dr. Eddie Huang practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Huang is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Transplant Procedures, Hip Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Evan Granville Meeks, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 670
Houston, TX

Dr. Evan Meeks works as an orthopedic surgeon. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Meeks trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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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