We found 58 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare near Bloomfield, CT.

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Brett L Wasserlauf MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.57 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
35 Jolley Drive; Suite 301
Bloomfield, CT

Dr. Brett Wasserlauf is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Wasserlauf's clinical interests include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT). He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Wasserlauf trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Wasserlauf average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wasserlauf's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis, Fractures

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

Dr Theodore Blaine MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
31 Seymour Street; Suite 100
Hartford, CT

Dr. Theodore Blaine is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Hartford, CT, New Haven, CT, and West Haven, CT. These areas are among his clinical interests: rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Blaine takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Blaine attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Blaine speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Stamford Hospital, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Elbow Fracture

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

Christopher J Lena MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.23 stars out of 5 (27 ratings)
31 Seymour Street; Suite 100
Hartford, CT

Dr. Christopher Lena, who practices in Glastonbury, CT, Hartford, CT, and Farmington, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Lena studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Lena's medical residency was performed at Hartford Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Lena has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Musculoskeletal Problems, Fractures

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

Dr Clifford Rios MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
31 Seymour Street; Ambulatory Building
Hartford, CT

Dr. Clifford Rios is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Rios's clinical interests include shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and St. Francis Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Rios attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Musculoskeletal Problems, Fractures

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

Thomas W Dugdale MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.32 stars out of 5 (67 ratings)
31 Seymour Street; Ambulatory Building
Hartford, CT

Dr. Thomas Dugdale sees patients in Rocky Hill, CT, Hartford, CT, and Glastonbury, CT. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Dugdale include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Dugdale average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Dugdale performed his residency at Hartford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Musculoskeletal Problems, Fractures

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surge ... (Read more)

Kun Peng MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
99 E River Drive; 5th Floor
East Hartford, CT

Dr. David Peng is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Peng has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal pain, cancer pain, and anesthesia. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , Musculoskeletal Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Anesthesia, Chronic Pain Management, Cancer Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr Robert Carangelo MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.19 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
32 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT

Dr. Robert Carangelo's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Carangelo average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. Dr. Carangelo takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Carangelo studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT).

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Relevant Interests: , Musculoskeletal Problems

All Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Total Joint Replacement, Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

Durgesh G Nagarkatti MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
31 Seymour Street; Ambulatory Building
Hartford, CT

Dr. Durgesh Nagarkatti practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Nagarkatti (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Spanish, and Gujarati. Dr. Nagarkatti's professional affiliations include UConn Health and Hartford Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Musculoskeletal Problems, Fractures

All Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Total Joint Replacement, Hip Re ... (Read more)

Ricardo Taboada MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
65 Memorial Road; Suite 435
West Hartford, CT

Dr. Ricardo Taboada works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in West Hartford, CT. His areas of clinical interest consist of musculoskeletal pain, cancer pain, and chronic pain management. Patient ratings for Dr. Taboada average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Taboada speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Musculoskeletal Pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Chronic Pain Management, Cancer Pain

Gordon A Zimmermann MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.07 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
31 Seymour Street; Suite 100
Hartford, CT

Dr. Gordon Zimmermann is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Zimmermann include hip replacement, shoulder surgery, and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Zimmermann graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT).

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Relevant Interests: , Musculoskeletal Problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Tot ... (Read more)

Dr Daniel Jacob Gianoli MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT

Dr. Daniel Gianoli is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gianoli include musculoskeletal pain, cancer pain, and anesthesia. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Musculoskeletal Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Pain, Anesthesia, Chronic Pain Management, Cancer Pain

Steven E Selden MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
510 Cottage Grove Road
Bloomfield, CT

Dr. Steven Selden is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Bloomfield, CT. His areas of expertise include the following: shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT). Dr. Selden is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , Musculoskeletal Problems

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Shoulder Surgery

Joseph Strebel DPT MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT

Dr. Joseph Strebel works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Farmington, CT and Hartford, CT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Strebel include musculoskeletal pain, cancer pain, and transplant procedures. Dr. Strebel is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. Dr. Strebel honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , Musculoskeletal Pain

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Chronic Pain Management, Musculoskeletal Pain, Cancer Pain, Anesthesia

Michael A Miranda MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.62 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
31 Seymour Street; Ambulatory Building
Hartford, CT

Dr. Michael Miranda is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Hartford, CT and Farmington, CT. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Miranda has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Miranda is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Musculoskeletal Problems, Fractures

All Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Surgery, Trauma

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
99 East River Drive; 5th Floor
East Hartford, CT

Dr. Adam Fischler sees patients in East Hartford, CT and Hartford, CT. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fischler include musculoskeletal pain, cancer pain, and anesthesia. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Fischler is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , Musculoskeletal Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Pain, Anesthesia, Chronic Pain Management, Cancer Pain

Dr Eapen Santosh Mathew MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
99 E River Drive; 5th Floor
East Hartford, CT

Dr. Eapen Mathew is a physician who specializes in pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: musculoskeletal pain, cancer pain, and chronic pain management. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Mathew attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , Musculoskeletal Pain

All Interests: Pain Management, Chronic Pain Management, Musculoskeletal Pain, Cancer Pain

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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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