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We found 5 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 surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diao include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and wrist problems. Dr. Diao's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Diao graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Diao (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Italian. In addition, he offers interpreting services for Cantonese, French, and Filipino-speaking patients.

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All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, ... (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 orthopedist in San Francisco, CA. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His areas of expertise include the following: hand problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Kelly's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelly honors. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Kelly offers interpreting services for patients who speak Polish and Spanish. Dr. Kelly is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Elbow Arthroscopy, Hyaluronic Acid ... (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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Daly City, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sciaroni's areas of expertise consist of sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. For her professional training, Dr. Sciaroni completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sciaroni's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. Dr. Sciaroni is open to 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. 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. He speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Norris is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Norris is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Tse is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, musculoskeletal surgery, and hip problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients. Dr. Tse graduated from The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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 is conversant in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese.

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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)

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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.