We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Colorado Springs, CO.

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Brian Shaw MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.9 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
1400 East Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO

Dr. Brian Shaw is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Shaw trained at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Shaw include scoliosis, strains, and cancer surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shaw is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shaw include: Visiting Professor, Holy Family Hospital, Techiman, Ghana, Government of Ghana; Visiting Professor, Holy Family Hospital, Techiman, Ghana 2016 - Government of Ghana; and Resident Teaching Award, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Shaw (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Shaw's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Bone Cancer, Sprains, Fractures

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Wounds, Scoliosis, Bone Cancer, Urgent Care, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Str ... (Read more)

Travis Norman Murray MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1400 East Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO

Dr. Travis Murray is a Colorado Springs, CO physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at Summa Health System. Dr. Murray's areas of expertise include scoliosis, strains, and knee injury. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Murray's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and Memorial Hospital Central.

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Relevant Interests: , Bone Infection, Sprains, Fractures

All Interests: Strains, Shoulder Injury, Hip Injury, Sprains, Orthopedic Surgery, Scoliosis, Knee Injury, Bone Infe ... (Read more)

Dr Jane Witter Ridings MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
525 Bob Peters Grove; Memorial Medical Building
Colorado Springs, CO

Dr. Jane Ridings is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Colorado Springs, CO. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, radiation therapy, and myeloma. Dr. Ridings is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) and CU Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Ridings completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , Bone Cancer, Sarcoma

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Myeloma, Genitourinary Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr Jeffrey R Olsen MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
525 N Foote Avenue; 1st Floor
Colorado Springs, CO

Dr. Jeffrey Olsen is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Aurora, CO and Colorado Springs, CO. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, radiation therapy, and myeloma. Dr. Olsen takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Bone Cancer, Sarcoma

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Myeloma, Genitourinary Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Bone ... (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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