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We found 15 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield of California near San Jose, CA.

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
429 Llewellyn Avenue
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Los Gatos, CA, Campbell, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Colyvas's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colyvas accepts. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Colyvas's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Greek. Dr. Colyvas's professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Annu H Haridasani, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3425 South Bascom Avenue; Suite 200
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Annu Navani sees patients in Cupertino, CA and Campbell, CA. Her medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She has a special interest in migraine, spasticity, and bursitis. She is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Navani studied medicine at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Bursitis, Migraine, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spasticity

Dr. Maia U Chakerian, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
14601 S. Bascom Avenue; Suite 240
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Maia Chakerian works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Los Gatos, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Chakerian include knee problems, migraine, and trigger point injections. She is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Chakerian is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Chakerian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis

All Interests: Pain, Sleep Problems, Postherpetic Neuralgia, Bursitis, Electrocardiogram, Complex Regional Pain ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
227 N Jackson Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Dinesh Bhuva practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bhuva is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University College London (UCL) Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Bhuva (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Seema Sangwan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3571 N First Street; Suite 200
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Seema Sangwan's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Sangwan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. In Dr. Sangwan's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Sangwan graduated from Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Sangwan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Dementia, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Emanuel Albaran Elias, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Emanuel Elias' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Elias's areas of expertise consist of general care and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Elias's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Exercise Physiology, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey John Anderson, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
333 O'connor Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Anderson's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Anderson a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Dr. Anderson is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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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. Christian Foglar, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 Jose Figueres Avenue; Suite 365
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Christian Foglar is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Foglar's education and training includes medical school at the University of Basel Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Foglar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Serbo-Croatian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Advanced Orthopaedic Associates. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include general care. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Heart Failure, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Asma Habib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Asma Habib practices general internal medicine in Santa Clara, CA. In her practice, Dr. Habib focuses on general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Habib graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Habib is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Heart Failure, Nursing Home ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Esteban Posada, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
200 Jose Figueres Avenue; #485-495
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Juan Posada sees patients in San Jose, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Posada speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, substance abuse, and emphysema. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose. Dr. Posada's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Bronchitis, Electrocardiogram, Allergies, Parkinson's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
200 Jose Figueres Avenue; Suite 315
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Darith Khay works as a family practice physician in San Jose, CA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and parkinson's disease. Dr. Khay is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Khay performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. In addition to English, he speaks Khmer. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Depression, Electrocardiogram, Allergies, Parkinson's Disease, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Hien Vo, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
3005 Silver Creek Road; Suite 154
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Peter Vo's area of specialization is acupuncture. Clinical interests for Dr. Vo include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. He honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Vo speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatic Diseases, ... (Read more)

Tracy Tsaefen Young
Specializes in Acupuncture
5150 Graves Avenue; Suite 11h
San Jose, CA
 

Ms. Tracy Young is an acupuncturist in Los Gatos, CA and San Jose, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Taiwanese. Clinical interests for Ms. Young include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Stephen Eggleston
Specializes in Acupuncture
14107-k Winchester Boulevard
Los Gatos, CA
 

Mr. Stephen Eggleston's specialty is acupuncture. Clinical interests for Mr. Eggleston include migraine, general care, and pain management. He takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Migraine, Pain Management, General Care, Sports Health, Headache, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (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.