We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Granbury, TX.

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Dr. Kraig Robert Pepper, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1308 Paluxy Road; Suite C
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Kraig Pepper is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Fort Worth, TX and Granbury, TX. He attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at PinnacleHealth. Clinical interests for Dr. Pepper include knee surgery, wrist pain, and hip surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Pepper speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Surgery, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Surgery, ... (Read more)

Gregory Ward, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Neurosurgery
1308 East Paluxy Road; Suite 304
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Ward is a family medicine practitioner and neurosurgeon in Fort Worth, TX, Granbury, TX, and Weatherford, TX. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include the following: intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), lamina procedures, and meningioma. Dr. Ward is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer, spinal fracture, spinal osteoarthritis, bone problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Lamina Procedures, Neuroendoscopy, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Ward Louden, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1204 Medical Plaza Court
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Keith Louden is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health, carpal tunnel syndrome, and hand fracture. He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth. Dr. Louden is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Louden trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , leg fracture, knee arthritis, arm fracture, metabolic bone diseases, ankle sprain, knee osteoarthritis, knee fracture, hand fracture, ankle fracture, shoulder dislocation, dislocation, osteoporosis, Achilles tendon problems, osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone problems, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains, fractures (broken bones), foot fracture

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Knee Arthritis, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Knee Fracture, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. H Gerhart Gerhart Smith, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 Crawford Avenue; Suite A
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Harry Smith's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include musculoskeletal problems and orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Upper Extremity Problems, Injuries

Dr. Christopher K Hull, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1220 Paluxy Medial Circle; Suite C
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Hull practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hull speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, spinal pain, and foot pain. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hull is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Surgery, Spinal Pain, Revision Arthroplasty, Revision Hip ... (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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