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

Dr. Joseph Michael Conflitti, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Conflitti's medical specialty is trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Conflitti has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Conflitti's patients. Dr. Conflitti is especially interested in knee replacement, arthritis, and fracture surgery. Dr. Conflitti takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Conflitti performed Dr. Conflitti's residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Conflitti is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Fracture Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Arthritis, Ligament Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Alireza Behboudi, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Alireza Behboudi sees patients in Tyler, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Behboudi include sports health, arthritis, and knee arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. Dr. Behboudi studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Achilles Tendon Problems, Hammer Toe, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Kristin M Meharry
Specializes in Family Medicine
700 Olympic Plaza; Suite 600
Tyler, TX
 

Ms. Kristin Meharry's area of specialization is family medicine. In her practice, Ms. Meharry focuses on musculoskeletal problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. She is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Jason Bradley Johnson
Specializes in Family Medicine
700 Olympic Plaza; Suite 600
Tyler, TX
 

Mr. Jason Johnson's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Mr. Johnson include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Musculoskeletal Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. David Robert Dewalch
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. David Dewalch specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and diagnostic radiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee replacement, fracture surgery, and arthritis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Dewalch is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Fracture Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Arthritis, Ligament Surgery, Knee ... (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.