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We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna POS near The Woodlands, TX.

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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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Labbe attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Labbe include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Labbe is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Price include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Price has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Price has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Kristy Heatly's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Heatly honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Heatly attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She 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. John Martin Fackler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3115 College Park Drive; Suite 112
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. John Fackler, who practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Conroe, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and William Beaumont Army Medical Center. His areas of expertise include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Dr. Fackler's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fackler is 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. Shilpa K Vaidya, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9201 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Shilpa Vaidya specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and menopause. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Vaidya graduated from Kasturba Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Vaidya average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vaidya honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. 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.