We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Coventry near Gretna, LA.

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Dr. Brett Michael Cascio, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Brett Cascio's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Cascio is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cascio attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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Dr. James Mulherrin Todd III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. James Todd sees patients in Terrytown, LA, Gretna, LA, and Marrero, LA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Todd attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Todd's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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Dr. Louis Manuel Espinoza, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Luis Espinoza specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Kenner, LA, Metairie, LA, and New Orleans, LA. Clinical interests for Dr. Espinoza include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, GEHA, and more. Dr. Espinoza studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His training includes a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Espinoza speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Espinoza is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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Dr. Kearney Quinn Robert III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Kearney Robert specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Gretna, LA, Terrytown, LA, and Marrero, LA. Dr. Robert is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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Dr. Robert L Shackleton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Robert Shackleton's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Shackleton's clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shackleton takes. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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Dr. Robert Douglas Bostick III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
920 Avenue B
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Robert Bostick is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Marrero, LA and Metairie, LA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bostick include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Bostick is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He has an open panel. Dr. Bostick attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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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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