We found 53 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept AARP near San Mateo, CA.

Dr. Paul Nasario Abeyta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive #115; Burlingame Center, Department of Orthopedics
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Paul Abeyta works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Burlingame, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Abeyta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Abeyta 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). He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, PCL ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Haskell, BS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Haskell sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and limb preservation. Dr. Haskell is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Haskell completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Haskell welcomes 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. Frank S Chen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Frank Chen is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. In his practice, Dr. Chen focuses on sports health and orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, ACL injury, tendonitis

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

Dr. Paul Edward Hazelrig Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
77 N San Mateo Drive; Suite 1
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Paul Hazelrig is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a special interest in sports health and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hazelrig is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Hazelrig trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, ligament problems, arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis C Park, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
77 N. San Mateo Drive; Suite 1
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Park is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Park include sports health and orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, ligament problems, arthritis, joint infection, ACL injury, tendonitis

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

Dr. Paul Eliot Hughes, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 South Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 504
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Paul Hughes' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Hughes average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hughes include pain, wrist arthroscopy, and sports health. Dr. Hughes accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Hughes speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
77 N. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Hurst is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a special interest in knee problems, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hurst honors. Dr. Hurst obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Hurst speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman Leroy Banks, MS, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Norman Banks practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Banks include injuries, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Banks attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Sara Louise Edwards, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
500 Arguello Street; Suite 100
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Sara Edwards practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Edwards include orthopedic surgery. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Edwards is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Northwestern Medicine, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Pain, PCL ... (Read more)

Dr. Marvin Yukming Lo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 116
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Marvin Lo is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave Dr. Lo an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of sports health and orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Lo is a graduate of 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 residency. Dr. Lo is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, PCL Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dirk Ross Diefendorf, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 S. Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 607
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Dirk Diefendorf, who practices in San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Diefendorf is especially interested in sports health and orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for his residency. Dr. Diefendorf's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Diefendorf is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Todd Soung Kim, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Todd Kim works as an orthopedist and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Burlingame, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise consist of foot problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim is in-network 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: , osteomyelitis, ligament problems, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Jaret Michael Butler, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 1st Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Jaret Butler's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Butler's clinical interests encompass hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Butler attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Butler's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. She has a special interest in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dalal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Seema Sangwan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 102
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Seema Sangwan's specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Sangwan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sangwan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Christine Denise Ching, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. C. Ching is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She works in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is especially interested in cancer surgery. Dr. Ching is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ching accepts. She has an open panel. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ching is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Research, Lumpectomy, Sarcoma, Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Cancer ... (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.
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