We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare near Terrytown, 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 areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Lake Charles, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Kenner, LA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cascio include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Kearney Robert's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Robert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Robert's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Shackleton performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Shackleton has an open panel.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Bostick takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bostick's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (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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