We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Round Rock, TX.

Showing 1-5 of 5
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Karl Marc Koenig MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1400 N Ih 35
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Karl Koenig is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Austin, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koenig include knee arthritis, revision knee arthroplasty, and partial knee replacement. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Dr. Koenig's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Hip ... (Read more)

Anthony Kahn MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.8 stars (5 ratings)
7200 Wyoming Springs Road; Suite 700
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Kahn is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kahn is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Kahn has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Gabriela Pichardo Lafontaine M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Gabriela Pichardo-Lafontaine's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, joint pain, and migraine. Dr. Pichardo-Lafontaine is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing her residency at the University Medical Center, Lafayette, Dr. Pichardo-Lafontaine attended medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). She speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , joint pain, trigger points

All Interests: Depression, Pain, Joint Pain, Migraine, Injections, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Trigger Points

Jay Shapiro MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
average rating 3.91 stars (3 ratings)
7200 Wyoming Springs Road; Suite 700
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jay Shapiro is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery specialist in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Shapiro graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shapiro accepts. Dr. Shapiro has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Michael S. Valastro M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 2.98 stars (15 ratings)
16020 Park Valley Drive
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Michael Valastro is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. These areas are among Dr. Valastro's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Valastro graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.