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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.16 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
41-b Fairpoint Drive
Gulf Breeze, FL

Dr. Richard Sellers' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Gulf Breeze, FL. Dr. Sellers's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sellers trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC).

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway; Suite 200
Gulf Breeze, FL

Dr. Joshua Hackel works as a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist in Gulf Breeze, FL. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hackel honors.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoarthritis, Arthritis, Tendonitis

All Interests: Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendonitis, Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Meniscus Tear

Dr Michael Dow Gilmore MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.07 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
4624 North Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL

Dr. Michael Gilmore's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gilmore include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. On average, patients gave Dr. Gilmore a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gilmore completed a residency program at Shands at the University of Florida. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Fractures

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, T ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway; Suite 200
Gulf Breeze, FL

Dr. Christopher O'Grady is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. O'Grady takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. O'Grady completed residency programs at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoarthritis, Arthritis, Fractures

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Replacement Arthropla ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
5153 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL

Dr. Richard Reynolds' areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reynolds include arthroscopic surgery, spine problems, and shoulder problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reynolds attended medical school at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Fractures

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Trauma

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway; Suite 200
Gulf Breeze, FL

Dr. Roger Ostrander's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ostrander's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoarthritis, Arthritis, Fractures

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Osteoarth ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.18 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
5147 N 9th Avenue; Suite 110
Pensacola, FL

Dr. John Dejong works as an orthopedist in Pensacola, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Dejong is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Fractures

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ha ... (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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