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We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare near Walla Walla, WA.

Dr. Adam Terry Zierenberg MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
301 W Poplar; Suite 220
Walla Walla, WA
(509) 526-3333; (509) 522-1030

Dr. Adam Zierenberg is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Zierenberg takes Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, joint problems

All Interests: Non-surgical management of spine, joint, muscle and nerve disorders including lumbosacral spinal ... (Read more)

Mr. (Dr.) Robert Gregory Morasch MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
380 Chase Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
(509) 522-5822; (509) 897-5822

Dr. Robert Morasch is a Walla Walla, WA physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Morasch accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Riverside County Regional Medical Center. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Geriatrics, medical economics and politics, orthopedics.

Dr. Richard Lyle Henderson MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
380 Chase
Walla Walla, WA
(509) 897-5820; (509) 522-5820

Dr. Richard Henderson, who practices in Walla Walla, WA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Henderson is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Providence Medical Group. He takes Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Henderson performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His distinctions include: Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California Davis; Visiting Surgeon and Lecturer, Sir Run Run Hospital, Hangzhou, China; and Visiting Orthopedic Surgeon, Ebeye and Yap, Micronesia.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Total joint arthroplasty, sports injuries, orthopedic trauma, providing orthopedic trauma and ... (Read more)

Bryce Cameron Lord DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
401 W Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA
(509) 522-5700; (509) 897-2750

Dr. Bryce Lord specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Walla Walla, WA. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Lord honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), benign tumors of the spine ... (Read more)

Scott Bradley Hutson MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1017 S 2nd Avenue; Suite 1
Walla Walla, WA
(509) 525-4900

Dr. Scott Hutson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Walla Walla, WA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hutson include knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He takes Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Hutson attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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.