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We found 44 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare near Shelton, CT.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
48 Wellington Drive
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Theodore Blaine sees patients in New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Blaine is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Blaine trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
330 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Orange, CT. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Cohen's medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. Dr. Cohen is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Rahul Singh Anand, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
350 Seymour Avenue; #1036, Hewitt Pavilion (the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospi.
Derby, CT
 

Dr. Rahul Anand's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Derby, CT. Dr. Anand (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: vertebroplasty, cancer, and nerve block. Dr. Anand's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Anand's training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Anand accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Kyphoplasty, Headache, Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Vertebroplasty, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wu include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wu is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of State University of New York (SUNY) and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
48 Wellington Drive
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Peter Jokl is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Jokl's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Jokl accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Jokl (or staff) is conversant in German and Afrikaans.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder Injury, Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Rowland Brook Mayor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Rowland Mayor's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Mayor's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Mayor is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael John Medvecky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
48 Wellington Drive
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Medvecky's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Medvecky include knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Medvecky welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, PCL injury, arthritis, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2 Enterprise Drive; Suite 204
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Robert Stanton is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Stanton accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Edward John Noble Foundation and Fellow, Columbia University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Stanton is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. John Daigneault's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daigneault include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Daigneault is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Daigneault is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
330 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. John Kelley's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Guilford, CT. Dr. Kelley's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and sports injuries. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Gary E Friedlaender, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
48 Wellington Drive
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Gary Friedlaender is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in New Haven, CT and Milford, CT. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedlaender attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Tumor, Bone Cancer, Fractures, Limb Preservation, Arthritis, Metastatic Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
330 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Richard Diana's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Diana attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Diana is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Henry Anthony Backe Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Enterprise Drive; Suite 204
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Henry Backe's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Fairfield, CT, Stratford, CT, and Shelton, CT. Dr. Backe (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Backe is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Backe at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Phillips Altman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Mark Altman's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Hamden, CT, Norwalk, CT, and New Haven, CT. Patient reviews placed Dr. Altman at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Altman is professionally affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sumner is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sumner is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Albany Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, hip fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Hip Fracture, Scoliosis, Closed Reduction, Spinal Fusion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Judith Lynn Gorelick, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
330 Bridgeport Avenue; Suite 702
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Judith Gorelick specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in Shelton, CT, Wallingford, CT, and New Haven, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Gorelick is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gorelick honors Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Gorelick attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Spinal Fusion, Spine Imaging, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (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.