We found 8 providers with an interest in shoulder arthritis and who accept United Healthcare near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Christina R Allen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Owens Street; Suite 190
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Christina Allen's medical specialty is pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Allen's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, PCL Injury, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Diao, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Sutter Street; Suite 910
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Edward Diao sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Diao attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diao include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and wrist problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Diao is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Diao (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Italian. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, French, and Filipino. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Damian Kelly II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2351 Clay Street; Suite 510
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. James Kelly is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Kelly (or staff) speaks Russian. He also offers language support for patients who speak Polish and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelly include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand problems. Dr. Kelly is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Kelly's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Kelly's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura N Sciaroni, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 365-c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Laura Sciaroni is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She works in Daly City, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Sciaroni has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Sciaroni include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Sciaroni graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

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

Dr. Sara Louise Edwards, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2100 Webster Street; Suite 309
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sara Edwards practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Edwards include orthopedic surgery. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Edwards is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Northwestern Medicine, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Pain, PCL ... (Read more)

Dr. Tom R Norris, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2351 Clay Street; 510
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Tom Norris' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Norris's practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Norris trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Osteomyelitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dominic H Tse, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1199 Bush Street; Suite 450
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Dominic Tse is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, orthopedic surgery, and hip problems. Dr. Tse is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tse completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Tse speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Hip Pain, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eddie Yuti Lo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 365c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Eddie Lo is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA and Daly City, CA. He has a special interest in sports health, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Lo takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Lo trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. Dr. Lo (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Frozen Shoulder, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Tendon Repair, Elbow Problems, ... (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.

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