We found 3 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna near Grass Valley, CA.

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Dr Hunter S Greene MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.41 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
150 Glasson Way; #150b
Grass Valley, CA

Dr. Hunter Greene is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Greene an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Greene is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Fractures

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

Dr Paul M Sasaura MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
150 Glasson Way; #150b
Grass Valley, CA

Dr. Paul Sasaura's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Sasaura's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee arthritis, and hip arthritis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Sasaura has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Knee Arthritis, Hip Arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Partial Knee Replacement, Hip Arthritis, Orthopedic Surgery, Hi ... (Read more)

Dr Robert L Cameto MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
150 Glasson Way; #150b
Grass Valley, CA

Dr. Robert Cameto is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Cameto's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthritis. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cameto's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Knee Arthritis, Hip Arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Hip A ... (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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