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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, who practices in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Smith has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Douglas Dennis is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Dennis include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Dennis is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Dennis graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dennis trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Tweet's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Tweet's clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. His professional affiliations include 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. Timothy P Mar, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery
2801 K Street; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Mar's areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and trauma surgery; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Mar include musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mar is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mar is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jerry Labson's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Labson include musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Labson studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Labson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Randall Schaefer's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schaefer at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Schaefer's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Replacement, Ligament ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Wilson practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilson include hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Wilson studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Wilson trained at Madigan Army Medical Center for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Elbow ... (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.