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

Dr. Deborah Desir is a medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Desir honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Desir's office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Desir attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

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

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

Dr. Sonia Gordon-Dole is a rheumatologist in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Gordon-Dole is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon-Dole trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for her residency. Dr. Gordon-Dole (or staff) speaks Chinese and Italian. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Gordon-Dole has an open panel.

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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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Orange, CT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen takes. Dr. Cohen attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. He trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cohen is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Mark Altman's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, Norwalk, CT, and New Haven, CT. His professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Altman obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Altman accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Sumner specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sumner has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Sumner 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)

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

Dr. Rowland Mayor is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Mayor attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mayor at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Mayor has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Joseph Wu's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wu is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wu's office for an appointment. He graduated from State University of New York (SUNY). He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Philip Minotti sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Milford, CT. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Minotti is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Minotti is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Closed Reduction, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Total Joint Replacement, Knee Replacement

Dr. James Kevin Lynch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. J. Lynch practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, disabilities, and arthritis. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Lynch trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lynch is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Disabilities, Arthritis, Sports ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Patrick Ruwe's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ruwe takes 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. Dr. Ruwe is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. John Daigneault's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. Patient ratings for Dr. Daigneault average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Daigneault has an open panel. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. John McCallum specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Guilford, CT. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCallum include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and minimally invasive knee surgery. Dr. McCallum is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. McCallum studied medicine at 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)

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

Dr. Enzo Sella specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. In his practice, Dr. Sella focuses on foot problems and ankle problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Sella is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Sella attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Michael Connair specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Connair is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Dr. Connair takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. Dr. Connair's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Christopher Lynch works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Lynch attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lynch is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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