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We found 7 providers with an interest in shoulder arthritis and who accept AARP near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Scott Gerald Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Scott Smith is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Smith is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Douglas Alan Dennis Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4860 Y Street; Acc #3800
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Dennis is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dennis include musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dennis takes. Dr. Dennis graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Dr. Dennis's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

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Dr. Matthew Lee Tweet, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Tweet is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Tweet honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tweet is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

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Dr. Jerry D Labson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Department 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Labson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Sacramento, CA. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Labson takes. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Labson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

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Dr. Timothy P Mar, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery
2801 K Street; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Mar works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon, surgical oncologist, and trauma surgeon in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Mar obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Mar average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Mar welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

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Dr. Christopher Jerome Wilson, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 410
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Wilson is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Wilson completed his residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center. Dr. Wilson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

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Dr. Randall Kenneth Schaefer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2801 K Street; Suite 505
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Randall Schaefer practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Schaefer's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Schaefer attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

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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.