We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Winter Haven, FL.

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Dr Edward H Becker III MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.12 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
100 Avenue I Ne
Winter Haven, FL

Dr. Edward Becker is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Riverview, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Becker attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Becker is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Osteoarthritis, Knee Ligament Injury, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sprains, Fractures, Joint Problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Strains, Arthroscopic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr Scott Eric Goldsmith MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
100 Avenue I Ne
Winter Haven, FL

Dr. Scott Goldsmith's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include pain, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Goldsmith obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Goldsmith at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Osteoarthritis, Knee Ligament Injury, Arthritis, Bone Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sprains, Fractures, Joint Problems, Gout

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Strains, Arthroscopic Surgery ... (Read more)

Robert Bryan Butler MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
100 Avenue I Ne
Winter Haven, FL

Dr. R. Butler is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. Dr. Butler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. Dr. Butler is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, Florida Hospital Tampa, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Osteoarthritis, Arthritis, Knee Ligament Injury, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sprains, Fractures, Joint Problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Jeffrey D Watson MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
100 Avenue I Ne
Winter Haven, FL

Dr. Jeffrey Watson's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Watson's clinical interests include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Hospital - North.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Osteoarthritis, Arthritis, Knee Ligament Injury, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sprains, Fractures, Joint Problems, ACL Injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, K ... (Read more)

Adam F Jester MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
100 Avenue I Ne
Winter Haven, FL

Dr. Adam Jester's area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. In his practice, Dr. Jester focuses on fractures (broken bones). He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Fractures

All Interests: Fractures

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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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