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We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare near Onalaska, WI.

Pamela J Johnson-Stuhr, MS
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine
3111 Gundersen Drive
Onalaska, WI
 

Ms. Pamela Johnson-Stuhr is a physical therapist and sports medicine specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Gundersen Health System. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Ankle Problems, ACL Injury, Rehabilitation

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Specializes in Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine
3111 Gundersen Drive
Onalaska, WI
 

Mr. Ryan Swetkovich specializes in physical therapy and sports medicine. He is affiliated with Gundersen Health System. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Physical Therapy Treatment, Injuries

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3111 Gundersen Drive
Onalaska, WI
 

Dr. Carol Danning's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Danning takes Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. For her professional training, Dr. Danning completed a residency program at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Danning's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winona Clinic and Gundersen Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

Dr. Tiffany Jean Marinier, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3111 Gundersen Drive
Onalaska, WI
 

Dr. Tiffany Marinier practices general internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Gundersen Health System. Dr. Marinier is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Marinier attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Emily N Carroll, DPT
Specializes in Physical Therapy
3111 Gundersen Drive
Onalaska, WI
 

Ms. Emily Carroll practices physical therapy in Onalaska, WI. Ms. Carroll is professionally affiliated with Gundersen Health System. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Neurological Disorders

Cheryl L Boma
Specializes in Occupational Therapy
3111 Gundersen Drive
Onalaska, WI
 

Ms. Cheryl Boma works as an occupational therapist in La Crosse, WI and Onalaska, WI. She is affiliated with Gundersen Health System. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Therapy, Lymphedema, Splinting

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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.