We found 27 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare PBO near West Roxbury, MA.

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Joseph Hasbrouck Schwab MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Address: 37 Chestnut Street, Boston, MA 02108
Clinical Interests: benign bone tumor
Dr. Lars Carver Richardson MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4.9 Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 1101 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Clinical Interests: PCL injury, knee ligament injury, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury
Dr. Jesse Bernard Jupiter MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3.8 Average rating 3.8 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
Address: 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Clinical Interests: pseudarthrosis (non-union)
Scott D. Martin MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3.54 Average rating 3.54 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
Address: 175 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114
Clinical Interests: PCL injury, ACL injury, femoroacetabular (hip) impingement
Dr. John Michael Siliski MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4.67 Average rating 4.67 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: Boston, MA 02026
Clinical Interests: knee arthritis, hip arthritis
Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3.63 Average rating 3.63 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 1 Lyons Street, Dedham, MA 02026
Clinical Interests: arthritis
Jeffrey Stephen Schweitzer MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2.86 Average rating 2.86 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 1400 Vfw Pwy, West Roxbury, MA 02132
Clinical Interests: sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, meningioma
Daniel Guss M.D.
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3.5 Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 159 Wells Av, Newton, MA 02459
Clinical Interests: pseudarthrosis (non-union), Achilles tendon problems, ankle instability, ankle arthritis
Mitchel B. Harris MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4.21 Average rating 4.21 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Clinical Interests: osteomyelitis, arthritis, hip fracture, fractures (broken bones)
Dr. Saechin Kim MD PHD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4.17 Average rating 4.17 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1269 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Clinical Interests: musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)
Dr. Robert Patrick Friday MD PHD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Address: 2000 Washington, Newton, MA 02462
Clinical Interests: psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis
Christopher Michael Melnic MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 2014 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02462
Clinical Interests: knee arthritis, hip arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, hip fracture
Dr. Gary Scott Perlmutter MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2.83 Average rating 2.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: Boston, MA 02026
Clinical Interests: frozen shoulder
Dr. Steven Makovitch D.O
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 1400 Vfw Pwy, West Roxbury, MA 02132
Clinical Interests: tendon injury
Dr. David Mayo Slovik MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Address: 15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114
Clinical Interests: metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis, osteitis deformans (Paget's disease of bone)
Dr. Maurice Albright MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3.92 Average rating 3.92 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 2014 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02462
Clinical Interests: musculoskeletal problems, 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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