We found 11 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Colorado Springs, CO.

Dr. Jay Christopher Albright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
1400 East Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Jay Albright's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Albright is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has received the following distinctions: Traveling Fellow, AOSSM and Traveling Fellow 2013 - AOSSM.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Shoulder Injury, Hip Injury, Ankle Problems, Joint Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Anthony Shaw, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1400 East Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Brian Shaw practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Aurora, CO and Colorado Springs, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Shaw include scoliosis, strains, and cancer surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Shaw has received the distinction of Resident Teaching Award, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Shaw (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Centura Health, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone cancer, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Wounds, ... (Read more)

Dr. Travis Norman Murray, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1400 East Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Travis Murray's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency training at Summa Health System. Dr. Murray's clinical interests include scoliosis, strains, and knee injury. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Bone Infection, Fractures, Knee Problems, Strains, Leg Problems, Shoulder Injury, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Jane Witter Ridings, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
525 N. Foote Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Jane Ridings' medical specialty is radiation oncology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and anal cancer. Dr. Ridings is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her professional affiliations include Centura Health, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and the University Physicians.

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

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Myeloma, Thoracic Problems, Urologic Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Robert Schuck, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3920 N Union Boulevard; Suite 330
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Michael Schuck is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schuck include musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Schuck is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Schuck is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Ralph Myers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3010 N. Circle Drive; Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Steven Myers' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Myers's education and training includes medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at Akron General Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. His areas of expertise include knee problems, musculoskeletal surgery, and hip problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Myers accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in French. His professional affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Annelise Sognnaes Spees, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
3210 N Academy Boulevard; Suite 3
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Annelise Spees specializes in pediatric sports medicine and practices in Colorado Springs, CO. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Spees honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Jeffrey R Olsen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
525 N Foote Avenue; 1st Floor
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Olsen, who practices in Colorado Springs, CO and Aurora, CO, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Olsen include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and anal cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Olsen is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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

All Interests: Thoracic Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Kelly Jepson, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
 

Dr. Eric Jepson is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jepson include knee problems, musculoskeletal surgery, and hip problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jepson takes. Dr. Jepson obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Garden City Hospital. Dr. Jepson is affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Derek Brooks Purcell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Derek Purcell is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Purcell is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Centura Health, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Purcell honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Edward Sayers, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Pediatric Genetics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
1715 N Weber Street
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Robert Sayers is a physician who specializes in pediatric sports medicine, pediatric genetics, and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sayers attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Genetic Disorders

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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.