We found 81 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare near Bloomfield, CT.

Dr. Brett L Wasserlauf, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
35 Jolley Drive Sutie 301
Bloomfield, CT
 

Dr. Brett Wasserlauf is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wasserlauf accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Wasserlauf attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Raymond Joseph Chagnon, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
490 Blue Hills Avenue
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Raymond Chagnon sees patients in Hartford, CT, Avon, CT, and Farmington, CT. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Chagnon takes Prudential (PruCare), Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chagnon completed residency programs at Tufts Medical Center and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford. Dr. Chagnon (or staff) is conversant in Bosnian, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Electromyography, Lower Back Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neurorehabilitation

Dr. Christopher James Lena, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
85 Seymour Street; Suite 607
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Lena, who practices in Hartford, CT, Farmington, CT, and Glastonbury, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. Dr. Lena is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Presence Saint Francis Hospital. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hartford Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lena honors Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Thomas William Dugdale, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
85 Seymour Street; Suite 607
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Thomas Dugdale practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hartford Hospital. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. Dr. Dugdale has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dugdale is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Fredric Schutzer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
114 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Steven Schutzer's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hartford, CT, Glastonbury, CT, and Farmington, CT. Dr. Schutzer's areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Schutzer attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Schutzer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Katherine June Coyner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2 Simsbury Road
Avon, CT
 

Dr. Katherine Coyner's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Coyner is especially interested in knee surgery, hip arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She is affiliated with UConn Health. Dr. Coyner is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, joint problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Durgesh G Nagarkatti, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
85 Seymour Street; Suite 607
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Durgesh Nagarkatti is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nagarkatti include shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. His professional affiliations include UConn Health and Hartford Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Nagarkatti (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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

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

Dr. Clifford Garrett Rios, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1000 Asylum Avenue; Suite 4301
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Clifford Rios, who practices in Hartford, CT, Farmington, CT, and Glastonbury, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Rios is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rios accepts. Dr. Rios is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injuries, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Knee Ligament Injuries, Shoulder Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Subramani Seetharama, MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
85 Seymour Street; Suite 604
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Subramani Seetharama works as a spinal cord injury specialist in New Britain, CT, Cheshire, CT, and Farmington, CT. After completing medical school at Armed Forces Medical College, Dr. Seetharama performed his residency at Manipal University, Kasturba Medical College and Ohio Valley Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Seetharama (or staff) is conversant in Sindhi, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Seetharama is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Problems, Nerve Conduction Studies

Dr. Jonathan Anthony Kost, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
65 Memorial Drive; Suite 435
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Kost is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Kost is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and MidState Medical Center. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center and Waterbury Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Chronic Pain Management, Cancer Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Robert James Carangelo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
32 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Robert Carangelo practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He has a special interest in shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Carangelo's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Carangelo honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Shoulder Surgery, MAKOplasty, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Surgery, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Edward Selden, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
510 Cottage Grove Road
Bloomfield, CT
 

Dr. Steven Selden specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Bloomfield, CT. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. Dr. Selden is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Selden honors. Dr. Selden is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Gordon Anthony Zimmermann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
85 Seymour Street; Suite 607
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Gordon Zimmermann's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Zimmermann's areas of expertise consist of shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient ratings for Dr. Zimmermann average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Zimmermann's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Peter R Barnett, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
85 Seymour Street; Suite 607
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Peter Barnett is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Hartford, CT, Glastonbury, CT, and Rocky Hill, CT. These areas are among Dr. Barnett's clinical interests: shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Barnett is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. David Yan Chung, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
99 East River Drive; 5th Floor
East Hartford, CT
 

Dr. David Chung's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. His areas of expertise consist of regional anesthesia and musculoskeletal problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung accepts. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Regional Anesthesia, Anesthesia

Dr. Richard Joseph Sheppard, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
99 East River Drive; 5th Floor
East Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Richard Sheppard's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Sheppard is especially interested in regional anesthesia and musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Sheppard is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Regional Anesthesia, Anesthesia

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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.