We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Community Plan near Round Rock, TX.

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Dr. Kristin A Wong, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Hospital Medicine
1400 N Ih 35; Suite 2.230
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kristin Wong practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Wong's clinical interests include nerve conduction studies (NCS), trigger point injections, and spasticity. Her professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Medical Center Williamson. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Wong attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She speaks Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Musculoskeletal Problems, Nerve Conduction Studies, Occipital Nerve Block, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Leonard Henry, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N. Ih-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Steven Henry works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Austin, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Henry is especially interested in lower extremity reconstruction, head and neck cancer reconstruction, and nose surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Henry has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Arm Lift, Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction, Mohs Surgery, Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Viet N Tran, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2051 Gattis School Road; Suite 250
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Viet Tran specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Tran attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and lower back problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Dr. Tran's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Compression Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Duffy Combs, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
301 Seton Parkway; Suite 402
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Combs is a head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. These areas are among Dr. Combs's clinical interests: facial reconstruction, bone reconstruction, and soft tissue reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Combs accepts. Dr. Combs has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Combs attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, Craniofacial Surgery, Plastic ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald K Murphey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Donald Murphey is a specialist in pediatric infectious disease. He works in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murphey accepts. Dr. Murphey attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Murphey has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection, joint infection

All Interests: Hepatitis, Pneumonia, Bone Infection, Joint Infection, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B

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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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