We found 43 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare near Shelton, CT.

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

Dr. Theodore Blaine's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Blaine is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blaine include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Blaine attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Orange, CT. Dr. Cohen obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He 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. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. Dr. Wu obtained his medical school training at State University of New York (SUNY) and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wu has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Rowland Mayor's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. Dr. Mayor graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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. 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 is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Anand's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include vertebroplasty, back pain, and cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Anand graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Anand (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Michael Medvecky specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Medvecky is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Medvecky graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Robert Stanton is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stanton takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Stanton welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His distinctions include: Edward John Noble Foundation and Fellow, Columbia University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. John Paul Daigneault, MD
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. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Daigneault include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Daigneault accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Daigneault is professionally 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)

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

Dr. John Kelley is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Guilford, CT. Dr. Kelley's areas of expertise include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and sports injuries. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kelley 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 Surgical Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
48 Wellington Drive
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Gary Friedlaender practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Friedlaender is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedlaender has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Tumor

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

Dr. Richard Diana specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Diana's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Diana is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Henry Backe's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Backe average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Backe is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Backe is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Backe attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Backe (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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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)

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

Dr. Rolf Langeland is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Langeland include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. Dr. Langeland honors AARP, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hartford Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Newport Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Langeland welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Tendonitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Sumner is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Sumner an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Mark Altman specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Altman attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Altman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Altman is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

Dr. Ross Jason Richer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Speciality Group, P.c.; Two Enterprise Drive
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Ross Richer's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Richer is open to new patients. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Richer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese.

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

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, ... (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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