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We found 2 providers with an interest in shoulder arthritis and who accept Blue Shield of California near Redwood City, CA.

Andrew Haskell BS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
(650) 321-4121; (650) 853-2951

Dr. Andrew Haskell's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haskell include limb preservation, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Haskell's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Haskell is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Limb preservation/ salvage, ACL joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara L Edwards MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
500 Arguello Street; Suite 100
Redwood City, CA
(650) 995-1231

Dr. Sara Edwards specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Redwood City, CA and San Francisco, CA. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Edwards has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Edwards is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: ACL joint pathology, ACL reconstruction, Complex fractures of the shoulder, Elbow arthroscopy, ... (Read more)




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What is Shoulder Arthritis?

Shoulder arthritis is a very common condition that causes pain, stiffness, or a grinding sensation in the shoulder. Some patients may hear a clicking or popping noise, and all symptoms are more noticeable when moving. Arthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions joints becomes damaged.

Normally, when two bones come together inside a joint, they are separated by a layer of tough, smooth cartilage. The cartilage allows the bones to glide across each other, which makes movement easier. Cartilage can be damaged by an injury, by an illness such as rheumatoid arthritis, or by simple wear and tear (osteoarthritis). In the shoulder, the two joints most commonly affected are the AC joint (where the shoulder blade and collarbone connect at the outside edge of the shoulder), and the glenohumeral joint (where the arm bone meets the shoulder blade).

Treatment for shoulder arthritis may include:

  • Ice and rest
  • Exercise and physical therapy
  • Over-the-counter pain medications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Surgery

Surgical treatments include the removal of inflamed tissue and joint reconstruction. The type of arthritis and severity of the damage will determine which treatment is most appropriate.