We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna near Grass Valley, CA.

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Dr. Hunter S Greene, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
150 Glasson Way; #150b
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Hunter Greene's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Carmichael, CA and Grass Valley, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greene include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Greene performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Problems, Women's Sports Medicine, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Mitsukazu Sasaura, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
150 Glasson Way; #150b
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Paul Sasaura is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sasaura accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Sasaura has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Pain, Partial Knee Replacement, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Replacement

Dr. Robert L Cameto, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
150 Glasson Way; #150b
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Robert Cameto practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cameto's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

Dr. David Robert Gotham Jr., DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
109 Margaret Lane
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. David Gotham is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College. He trained at Grandview Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gotham has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gotham accepts. Dr. Gotham is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, Achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ... (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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