We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Cartersville, GA.

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Charles Matthew Pesson MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Charles Pesson is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pesson's clinical interests include knee problems, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cartersville Medical Center, Harbin Clinic, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Pesson is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, First Health, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Nonyelum Erinma Ejieke MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 2.91 stars (3 ratings)
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Nonyelum Ejieke, who practices in Cartersville, GA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ejieke include arthritis. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ejieke accepts. Dr. Ejieke attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center and Harbin Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis

Bradford Wall MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15 Medical Drive Ne
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Bradford Wall specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wall graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His clinical interests include hip surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wall is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, bursitis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sprains, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Bursitis, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Surgery, Tennis ... (Read more)

Eddie Atwell MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
15 Medical Drive; Suite 101, Building B
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Eddie Atwell is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Atwell's clinical interests: hip surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Atwell takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, bursitis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sprains, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Bursitis, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Surgery, Tennis ... (Read more)

Thad Riddle MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
15 Medical Drive Ne
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Thad Riddle is a Cartersville, GA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Riddle include hip surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Riddle is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, bursitis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sprains, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Bursitis, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Surgery, Tennis ... (Read more)

John Brunette MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.87 stars (4 ratings)
15 Medical Drive Ne
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. John Brunette is a Cartersville, GA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Clinical interests for Dr. Brunette include hip surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Brunette is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, bursitis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sprains, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, ... (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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