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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 sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and Mountain View, CA. His medical specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gutow's clinical interests encompass hand surgery procedures, sports health, and musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Gutow's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Eakin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eakin takes 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, 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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. King include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. King's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. King's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. King attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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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. Dr. Chen is rated highly by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. His areas of expertise include limb preservation, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haskell accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Haskell attended Yale School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Haskell's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ecklund has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Ecklund trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He is professionally affiliated with 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, 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gayle is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Gayle is affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Tonken is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is especially interested in shoulder dislocation, women's sports medicine, and sports injuries. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with McGill University. She speaks French. Dr. Tonken 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

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 sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Peter Wu's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). The average patient rating for Dr. Wu is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu has an open panel. Dr. Wu attended medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. For Dr. Wu's professional training, Dr. Wu completed a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Wu is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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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 practices family medicine and sports medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In Dr. Lo's practice, she is particularly interested in general care and sports health. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Lo has an open panel. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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 areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Sandor average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include shoulder dislocation and women's sports medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandor takes. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine and a graduate of UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion's residency program. Dr. Sandor's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Banks's areas of expertise consist of injuries, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Banks attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Banks is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Wun speaks Mandarin. She has a special interest in spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and brain injury. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Wun performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to 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 works as a foot doctor, foot and ankle surgeon, and orthopedist in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Saxena has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saxena (or staff) speaks German, French, and Italian. Dr. Saxena is professionally affiliated with 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 rehabilitation physician in Mountain View, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Perkash average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perkash takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In addition to English, Dr. Perkash (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Krisdakumtorn is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krisdakumtorn is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Krisdakumtorn welcomes 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.