We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna near Lake Mary, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
1403 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 102
Sanford, FL

Dr. Samuel Agnew's area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Agnew honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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Relevant Interests: , leg fracture, arm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, fibula (calf bone) fracture, ankle sprain, tibia (shin bone) fracture, wrist fracture, PCL injury, shoulder fracture, knee fracture, elbow fracture, hip osteoarthritis, hand fracture, ACL injury, gout, ankle fracture, shoulder dislocation, Achilles tendon problems, rheumatoid arthritis, pelvic fracture, hip fracture, sprains, knee osteoarthritis, spinal fracture, joint problems, dislocation, osteoarthritis, fractures (broken bones), foot fracture

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Wrist ... (Read more)

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
515 W. Sr 434; Suite 210
Longwood, FL

Dr. John Papa is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Winter Park, FL, Longwood, FL, and Orlando, FL. His areas of expertise include foot problems and ankle problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Papa is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Papa is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Tumor, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3300 W Lake Mary Boulevard
Lake Mary, FL

Dr. Bhupinder Gupta is a specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Gupta's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for AvMed, Aetna Medicare, and MultiPlan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of the Punjab and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Hair Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kottapurath K Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. Dr. Kunjumoideen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Calicut Medical College. He trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Madhavi Uppalapati, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
1301 S International Parkway; Suite 1001
Lake Mary, FL

Dr. Madhavi Uppalapati practices general internal medicine. Dr. Uppalapati is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Uppalapati attended medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, ... (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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