We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Premier near Shawano, WI.

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Dr. Colleen M Correa, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Colleen Correa's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Correa include spine problems and electromyography (EMG). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Correa attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Correa is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, muscle pain

All Interests: Electromyography, Joint Pain, Spine Problems, Muscle Pain

Dr. Andrew Jordan Collins, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Andrew Collins' area of specialization is general pediatrics. His clinical interests include menstrual disorders, cryotherapy, and migraine. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Collins takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Dr. Collins attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, sprains

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Cryosurgery, Depression, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Circumcision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia A Egan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Cynthia Egan's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. She is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Egan studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, sprains

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Cryosurgery, Depression, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen M Qualheim, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Kathleen Qualheim is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Qualheim's clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. She is affiliated with ThedaCare. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition to English, Dr. Qualheim speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, sprains

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Thyroid Problems, Cryosurgery, Depression, Loop Electrosurgical Excision ... (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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