We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Anthem near El Cajon, CA.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Myer is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Myer include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Myer is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopedic ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Alan Hacker, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 3 Suite 256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Scott Hacker specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hacker is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hacker speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Michael R Lenihan Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4215 Spring Street; Suite 125
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Lenihan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Chula Vista, CA and La Mesa, CA. Dr. Lenihan's areas of expertise consist of sports health and orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Lenihan attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Lenihan has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lenihan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 3 Suite 256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Peter Hanson works as an orthopedist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanson accepts. Dr. Hanson's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Hanson has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Ben Dubois, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 3 Suite 256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ben Dubois is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dubois include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dubois is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Dubois completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7339 El Cajon Boulevard; Suite B
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Roman Cham is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Dr. Cham honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cham attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (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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