We found 71 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept ConnectiCare near Wallingford, CT.

Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1000 Yale Avenue
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Orange, CT. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Cohen's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Wu's clinical interests encompass arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending State University of New York (SUNY) for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Wu speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. He is professionally 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, 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
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Rowland Mayor's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mayor takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mayor 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. John Paul Daigneault, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2200 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. John Daigneault is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Daigneault include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Daigneault average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daigneault accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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 Physiatry, Other
3018 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Vivian Shih is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In her practice, she is particularly interested in rehabilitation. Dr. Shih is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Shih has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, gout

All Interests: Electromyography, Tendonitis, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. John Kelley's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Guilford, CT. His areas of expertise include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and sports injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kelley is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelley is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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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. Mark Phillips Altman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Mark Altman's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Altman is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. His professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Altman has an open panel.

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

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

Specializes in General Gynecology
620 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Emily Fine is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Fine studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. She trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for her residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Fine average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fine accepts. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 170
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sumner is an orthopedic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sumner studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Sumner completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to 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)

Specializes in General Gynecology
60 Washington Avenue; Suite 201
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Mary Gillette is a general gynecology specialist in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Gillette graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Gillette has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Richard Diana is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Hamden, CT, Orange, CT, and New Haven, CT. Patient reviews placed Dr. Diana at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Diana attended Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Diana is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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 General Obstetrics & Gynecology
675 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Pringle's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Pringle is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pringle is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Shirvinda Wijesekera's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wijesekera is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Wijesekera trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency.

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

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spinal Trauma, Arthritis, Orthopedic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1062-1072 Barnes Road; Suite 305
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. Anna Tirado's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tirado is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Tirado (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Cryosurgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bernstein practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Bernstein is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Bernstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, rheumatoid arthritis, elbow fracture, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Congenital Hand ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 Yale Avenue
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. Kenneth Kramer's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kramer graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kramer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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