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We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare near Walla Walla, WA.

Dr. Adam Terry Zierenberg, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
301 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA
 

Dr. Adam Zierenberg is a Walla Walla, WA physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Zierenberg accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Ultrasound, Tailbone Problems, Radiofrequency Ablation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Lyle Henderson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
380 Chase
Walla Walla, WA
 

Dr. Richard Henderson works as an orthopedic surgeon in Walla Walla, WA. Dr. Henderson is in-network for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and 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. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Providence Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma, Total Joint Replacement, Sports Injuries

Dr. Bryce Cameron Lord, DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
401 W Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA
 

Dr. Bryce Lord is a Walla Walla, WA physician who specializes in radiation oncology. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance.

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

All Interests: Benign Tumor, Breast Cancer, Sarcoma, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Scott Bradley Hutson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1017 S 2nd Avenue; Suite 1
Walla Walla, WA
 

Dr. Scott Hutson's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. Patients rated Dr. Hutson highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (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.