We found 60 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 works as a hand surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Mountain View, CA. His areas of expertise include hand surgery procedures, sports health, and musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Gutow attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Gutow has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Eakin is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Eakin is professionally 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 in Palo Alto, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. King's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. King takes. Dr. King attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. King's practice is open to 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chen at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He 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 areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Haskell is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in limb preservation, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Haskell speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ecklund obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ecklund include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ecklund's office for an appointment.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Gayle attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gayle include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gayle's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Heidi Tonken is a Mountain View, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing her residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Tonken attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. She has a special interest in shoulder dislocation, women's sports medicine, and sports injuries. Dr. Tonken has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Tonken is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, she speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Women's Sports Medicine, Shoulder Problems, Arthritis, Sports ... (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 medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Patients gave Dr. Wu an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu accepts. Dr. Wu graduated from National Taiwan University School of Medicine and then Dr. Wu performed Dr. Wu's residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Wu is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Wu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wu is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Margaret Lo is a Los Altos, CA physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lo include general care and sports health. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lo's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sandor is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Sandor focuses on shoulder dislocation and women's sports medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Sandor graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion.

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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, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Banks studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include injuries, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Banks honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Cindy Wun practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Palo Alto, CA. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Wun attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wun include spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and brain injury. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wun takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

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

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 is a foot doctor, foot and ankle surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saxena honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saxena (or staff) speaks the following languages: German, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saxena welcomes 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 works as a physiatrist. Dr. Perkash (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Perkash's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Perkash completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Patient ratings for Dr. Perkash average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perkash honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perkash welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a podiatrist and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krisdakumtorn is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.