We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna POS near The Woodlands, TX.

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Dr. Alysia Nicole Robichau, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Alysia Robichau specializes in family medicine and sports medicine and practices in The Woodlands, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Robichau's clinical interests include adolescent issues, musculoskeletal pain, and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Robichau obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Austin Medical Education Programs, Seton Healthcare Network. Dr. Robichau has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Fractures, Physical Exams, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Robert Labbe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 600
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Marc Labbe's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Labbe average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Labbe's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Labbe honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Labbe attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Labbe is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, bursitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric William Price, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17191 St Luke S Way
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Eric Price specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Price honors. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Price is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. John Martin Fackler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3115 College Park Drive; Suite 112
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. John Fackler practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Fackler's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fackler include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Fackler graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristy Deann Heatly, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
6704 Sterling Ridge Drive; Suite A
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kristy Heatly specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Heatly include diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Heatly is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Arthritis, General Care, Pap Test, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Shilpa K Vaidya, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9201 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Shilpa Vaidya practices general internal medicine in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Vaidya include diabetes, obesity, and menopause. Dr. Vaidya is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. Patients rated Dr. Vaidya highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Menopause, ... (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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