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We found 4 providers with an interest in shoulder arthritis and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Life and Health Insurance Company near Sacramento, CA.

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

Dr. Scott Smith's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Smith an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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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' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dennis's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Dennis's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Matthew Tweet specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tweet's education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and 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 has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sacramento, CA. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Labson graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Labson accepts. 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, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee ... (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.