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We found 3 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Silver near Waukesha, WI.

Dr. Yuliy Mukh Pershman MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Pain Medicine
19333 W. North Avenue
Brookfield, WI
(414) 527-5089

Dr. Yuliy Pershman practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine in Brookfield, WI and Brown Deer, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Pershman include arthritis. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Dr. Pershman is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pershman's practice is open to new patients. For his residency, Dr. Pershman trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In addition to English, he speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Arthritis, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Neurodiagnostic Medicine

Sharon M Weber MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery), General Surgery
UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care; N16 W24131 Riverwood Drive
Waukesha, WI
(262) 696-0909

Dr. Sharon Weber's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Weber completed her residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Her clinical interests include small bowel resection, gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy), and stomach cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weber takes. Her distinctions include: Newsweek's Top Cancer Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Madison Magazine Top Docs. Dr. Weber's professional affiliations include Waukesha Memorial Hospital, the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health, and the University Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal), Cytoreductive Surgery with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal ... (Read more)

Amber E Hildebrandt MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1292 Capitol Drive
Pewaukee, WI
(262) 785-7700; (262) 670-1800

Dr. Amber Hildebrandt is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include diabetes management, heart problems, and depression. Dr. Hildebrandt is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Hildebrandt graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then she performed her residency at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: High Blood Pressure/Hypertension, Diabetes Management, Allergy, Arthritis, Asthma, Attention ... (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.