We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Tomball, TX.

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Dr. Shaikh Arif Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
455 School Street; Suite 27
Tomball, TX

Dr. Shaikh Ali's specialty is adult rheumatology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ali's areas of clinical interest consist of musculoskeletal pain, lupus, and polymyositis. He is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Ali has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ali has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1205 Graham Drive
Tomball, TX

Dr. Imran Nathani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nathani include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nathani takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Nathani welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13635 Michel Road
Tomball, TX

Dr. Brian Seabolt is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Seabolt is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fehmida Vejlani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
721 James Street
Tomball, TX

Dr. Fehmida Vejlani specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vejlani include sinusitis (sinus infection), depression, and ulcers. Her professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, she performed her residency at New York Hospital Queens. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Amenorrhea, Bursitis, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

David Neil Gunther
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
18220 Tomball Parkway Drive; Suite 350
Houston, TX

Dr. David Gunther specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Gunther is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gunther include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and ulcers. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gunther takes. In addition to English, Dr. Gunther speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, osteomyelitis, fractures (broken bones), bone spurs

All Interests: Warts, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Morton's Neuroma, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Osteomyelitis, ... (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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