We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Coventry Gold near Lancaster, PA.

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Dr Mark K Perezous MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.62 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
703 Lampeter Road
Lancaster, PA

Dr. Mark Perezous works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Lancaster, PA, Ephrata, PA, and Mount Joy, PA. These areas are among Dr. Perezous's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Perezous trained at Temple University Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis, Fractures

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Trauma

Michael W Gish MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
170 N Pointe Boulevard
Lancaster, PA

Dr. Michael Gish is a Lancaster, PA physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Gish studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Fractures

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Trauma

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
170 N Pointe Boulevard
Lancaster, PA

Dr. Paul Carroll specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine and practices in Lancaster, PA. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carroll include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carroll accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , Fractures

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA

Dr. Vincent Avallone specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Avallone studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Relevant Interests: , Musculoskeletal Problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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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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