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Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
420 East Main Street; Suite 13
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Deborah Desir works as a rheumatologist. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Desir is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Desir attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fever, Bone Density ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
420 East Main Street; Suite 13
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Sonia Gordon-Dole is a rheumatologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Gordon-Dole is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Gordon-Dole honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Gordon-Dole obtained her medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Gordon-Dole (or staff) is conversant in Chinese and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fever, Bone Density ... (Read more)

Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
84 North Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cohen at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cohen's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Cohen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. Dr. Wu's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY). For his professional training, Dr. Wu completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Phillips Altman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Mark Altman is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Altman honors. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Altman trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Rowland Brook Mayor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Rowland Mayor sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mayor accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Mayor attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
84 North Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Philip Minotti is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Minotti is in-network for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Minotti is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Closed Reduction, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Total Joint Replacement, Orthopedic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Paul Daigneault, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. John Daigneault is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Daigneault's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Daigneault is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
469 W Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Lynch specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lynch include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Lynch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
84 North Main Street; Building #2
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Patrick Ruwe is an orthopedic surgeon in Hamden, CT and Branford, CT. Dr. Ruwe is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Rotator Cuff ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sumner is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, Dr. Sumner completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Hip Fracture, Scoliosis, Closed Reduction, Spinal Fusion, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
84 North Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. John McCallum's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and minimally invasive knee surgery. Dr. McCallum is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCallum accepts. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McCallum completed a residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12 Village Street; Suite 8
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Connair's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Dr. Connair is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Connair attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Connair is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Connair honors. Dr. Connair welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
84 North Main Street; Building #2
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Enzo Sella, who practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sella is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems and ankle problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Sella is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sella's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tumor, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Bone ... (Read more)

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful disease of the joints. There are many different kinds of arthritis with various causes, but they all lead to pain and inflammation of joints such as the hip, knee, or wrist. Arthritis affects people of all ages, races, and genders, but it is more common in women and older people. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, and stiffness. They can occur in a single joint or throughout the body. It is common for symptoms to come and go, known as flares. In some kinds of arthritis, flares may be caused by specific triggers, such as exercise, stress, or an allergic reaction.

By far the two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis happens when wear and tear on joints breaks down the cartilage between two moving bones. In a healthy person, cartilage cushions and lubricates the bones so they can glide over each other as they move. When the cartilage becomes thin or tears, the ends of bones rub and cause pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks joint cartilage, weakening it and causing inflammation.

Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type, but it may include:
  • Avoiding arthritis triggers
  • Hot or cold therapy, such as ice or hot packs
  • Oral or injected medications, such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and biologics
  • Physical therapy and gentle exercises
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged joints

In many types of arthritis, early treatment can prevent more serious damage to your joints, keeping your symptoms in check. Whatever stage you are in, help exists to let you stay active and manage pain. There are many options to get you moving again.
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