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We found 6 providers with an interest in shoulder arthritis and who accept United Healthcare near San Francisco, CA.

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

Dr. Edward Diao is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and wrist problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Diao attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Diao (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Italian. He also 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 has an open panel.

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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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: hand problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Kelly is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for patients who speak Polish and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Elbow Arthroscopy, Hyaluronic Acid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tom Norris' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Norris average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Norris studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Norris completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. 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: Tendonitis, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Osteomyelitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Laura Sciaroni, who practices in Daly City, CA and San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In Dr. Sciaroni's practice, she is particularly interested in sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sciaroni takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Dominic Tse works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Tse has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, musculoskeletal surgery, and hip problems. He is in-network 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. Dr. Tse's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is conversant in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Tse welcomes 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In Dr. Lo's practice, he is particularly interested in sports health, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lo honors. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Lo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Adhesive Capsulitis, 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.