We found 12 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Colorado Springs, CO.

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

Dr. Jay Albright sees patients in Aurora, CO, Broomfield, CO, and Highlands Ranch, CO. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Albright is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and CU Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Albright attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Albright's distinctions include: Traveling Fellow, AOSSM and Traveling Fellow 2013 - AOSSM.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Knee Problems, Shoulder Injury, Hip Injury, Ankle Problems, Shoulder 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Shaw is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shaw include scoliosis, strains, and cancer surgery. Dr. Shaw is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Shaw obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shaw include: Visiting Professor, Holy Family Hospital, Techiman, Ghana, Government of Ghana; Visiting Professor, Holy Family Hospital, Techiman, Ghana 2016 - Government of Ghana; and Resident Teaching Award, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Shaw (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Centura Health, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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

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

Dr. Ronald Otto Royce, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3010 N. Circle Drive; Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Ronald Royce is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Royce's clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Doctors Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Royce speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Centura Health, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Jane Ridings is a Colorado Springs, CO physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Ridings's clinical interests include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and anal cancer. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Ridings is affiliated with Centura Health, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and CU Medicine.

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

Dr. Steven Myers is a Colorado Springs, CO physician who specializes in 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, orthopedic surgery, and hip problems. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks French. Dr. Myers is professionally affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Dr. Myers is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Travis Murray specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Murray's areas of expertise include scoliosis, strains, and knee injury. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and CU Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Murray graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at Summa Health System.

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

All Interests: Scoliosis, Bone Infection, Fractures, Strains, Leg Problems, Shoulder Injury, Hip Injury, Ankle ... (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 practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Colorado Springs, CO. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Schuck focuses on orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Schuck an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Schuck is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Dr. Schuck welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Derek Purcell's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Purcell include orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Purcell attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Centura Health, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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

Dr. Jeffrey Olsen works as a radiation oncologist. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and anal cancer. Dr. Olsen takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is affiliated with Centura Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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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 K Jepson, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
 

Dr. Eric Jepson is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Colorado Springs, CO. In Dr. Jepson's practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, orthopedic surgery, and hip problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Garden City Hospital. Dr. Jepson is professionally 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, Orthopedic 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 is a pediatric sports medicine specialist in Colorado Springs, CO. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Spees is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Robert Edward Sayers, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Pediatric Genetics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
1715 N Weber Street
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Robert Sayers' specialties are pediatric sports medicine, pediatric genetics, and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Before performing his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Dr. Sayers attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sayers's hospital/clinic 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.
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