We found 3 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Anthem PPO near Chula Vista, CA.

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Dr. William Collin Eves, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
480 4th Avenue; Suite 307
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Eves, who practices in Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Eves trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. Dr. Eves is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Christopher S Pallia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 230
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pallia's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pallia completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: joint reconstruction, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Pallia average 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pallia honors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Pallia is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Christopher Louis Sherman, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 301
National City, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Sherman is an orthopedic surgeon in San Diego, CA, National City, CA, and Mission Viejo, CA. Dr. Sherman's areas of clinical interest consist of joint reconstruction, musculoskeletal problems, and orthopedic surgery. Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherman honors. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sherman speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Sherman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Reconstruction, Trauma

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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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