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We found 14 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' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Colyvas is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Colyvas attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Colyvas honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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 is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Cupertino, CA and Campbell, CA. She is especially interested in migraine, spasticity, and bursitis. She is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Navani obtained her medical school training at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 sees patients in Los Gatos, CA. Her medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Chakerian average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chakerian's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, migraine, and cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chakerian attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Chakerian (or staff) speaks 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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Bhuva attended the University College London (UCL) Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bhuva (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Bhuva is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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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 practices general internal medicine. She has a special interest in general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Sangwan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She attended Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sangwan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Emanuel Elias is a Santa Clara, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: general care and sports health. Dr. Elias honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Elias completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Exercise Physiology, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Cholesterol 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Foglar is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Foglar is a graduate of the University of Basel Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Foglar's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Foglar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Serbo-Croatian. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Advanced Orthopaedic Associates. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Anderson works as an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Dr. Anderson has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in German. Dr. Anderson 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. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Shah trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In her practice, Dr. Shah focuses on general care. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shah welcomes 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. Juan Esteban Posada, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
200 Jose Figueres Avenue; #485-495
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Juan Posada practices family medicine. Dr. Posada's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, substance abuse, and emphysema. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Posada is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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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 is a San Jose, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and parkinson's disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khay takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Khay attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Khay speaks Khmer. He is 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 specialty is acupuncture. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. He is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. 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 works as an acupuncturist. Clinical interests for Ms. Young include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Ms. Young speaks Taiwanese.

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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 practices acupuncture in Los Gatos, CA. Areas of expertise for Mr. Eggleston include migraine, general care, and pain management. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.