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We found 57 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna HealthFund PPO near Los Altos, CA.

Dr. Andrew Philip Gutow, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Gutow specializes in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He has a special interest in hand surgery procedures, sports health, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Gutow is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gutow is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis, joint infection, hand fracture

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Colin L Eakin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Department of Sports Medicine
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Colin Eakin works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Eakin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Eakin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Eakin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, joint infection, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Warren D King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Clark Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Warren King practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. King's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. King speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank S Chen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Clark Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Frank Chen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, ligament problems, ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Haskell, BS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Haskell's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include limb preservation, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Haskell is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The average patient rating for Dr. Haskell is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Haskell honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Haskell has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, osteomyelitis, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kier J Ecklund, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Kier Ecklund sees patients in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ecklund is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Ecklund is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Earl Gayle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Richard Gayle specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gayle has a special interest in sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gayle honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter B. J. Wu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Peter Wu's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After completing medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine, Dr. Wu performed Dr. Wu's residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Wu highly, giving Dr. Wu an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wu honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Wu speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wu has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Neck Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Lower Back Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Heidi Pearl Tonken, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Heidi Tonken is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Tonken's residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with McGill University. These areas are among her clinical interests: shoulder dislocation, women's sports medicine, and sports injuries. Dr. Tonken's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She is conversant in French. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Women's Sports Medicine, Shoulder Problems, Arthritis, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Cindy S Wun, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Wun's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Wun speaks Mandarin. These areas are among her clinical interests: spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and brain injury. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She trained at Stanford University Medical Center for her residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Wun average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wun is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Brain Injury, Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries

Dr. Margaret S Lo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Lo's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. Her clinical interests include general care and sports health. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lo is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lo is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ACL injury

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

Dr. Richard P Sandor, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Richard Sandor's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sandor's education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder dislocation and women's sports medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sandor is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Women's Sports Medicine, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman Leroy Banks, MS, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Norman Banks' area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Banks include injuries, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Banks accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Banks is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Injuries, Electromyography, Rehabilitation

Amol Saxena
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Clark Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Amol Saxena's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Palo Alto, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Saxena average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Saxena (or staff) speaks German, French, and Italian. Dr. Saxena's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, achilles tendonitis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shockwave Therapy, Fractures, Ankle Reconstruction, Heel Pain, Achilles Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajan Perkash, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Rajan Perkash is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perkash takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Perkash attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Perkash (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Sports Injuries, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Thana Tom Krisdakumtorn
Specializes in Podiatry, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Thana Krisdakumtorn is a foot doctor and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Krisdakumtorn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, tendon ruptures (tears), arthritis, achilles tendonitis

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Shockwave Therapy, Ingrown Nails, Neuropathy, ... (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.