We found 20 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept ConnectiCare near Shelton, CT.

Dr. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. After completing medical school at State University of New York (SUNY), he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Wu takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Wu speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Enterprise Drive; Suite 204
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Henry Backe is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Fairfield, CT, Stratford, CT, and Shelton, CT. Dr. Backe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Backe is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Rowland Brook Mayor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Rowland Mayor specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Mayor's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Mayor attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Mayor is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
330 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Cohen's medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cohen's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cohen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Rahul Singh Anand, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
350 Seymour Avenue; #1036, Hewitt Pavilion (the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospi.
Derby, CT
 

Dr. Rahul Anand is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Derby, CT. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Anand include vertebroplasty, back pain, and cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Anand is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Anand (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Kyphoplasty, Headache, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Vertebroplasty, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Enterprise Drive; Suite 204
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Rolf Langeland works as an orthopedist. Dr. Langeland obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Areas of expertise for Dr. Langeland include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. He takes AARP, Anthem, ConnectiCare, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Langeland has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Tendonitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Phillips Altman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Mark Altman is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Hamden, CT, Norwalk, CT, and New Haven, CT. His professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Altman performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Altman is accepting 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
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sumner's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sumner takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Sumner attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Ross Jason Richer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Speciality Group, P.c.; Two Enterprise Drive
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Ross Richer is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Richer (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese. Dr. Richer is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richer honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael John Medvecky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
48 Wellington Drive
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Medvecky is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Medvecky completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Medvecky's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2 Enterprise Drive; Suite 204
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Robert Stanton is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Stanton is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Stanton completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Edward John Noble Foundation and Fellow, Columbia University. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
48 Wellington Drive
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Baumgaertner specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in New Haven, CT and Milford, CT. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Baumgaertner is accepting new patients. Dr. Baumgaertner attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hip Problems, Ankle Fracture, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Aversa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
330 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. John Aversa is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Hamden, CT, Wallingford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Aversa's clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aversa's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Aversa attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Paul Daigneault, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. John Daigneault's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Daigneault's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daigneault accepts. Dr. Daigneault is a graduate of Albany Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Daigneault completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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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
2 Enterprise Drive; Suite 204
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. David Bindelglass is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Bindelglass's areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthritis surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Bindelglass is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Revision Surgery, Fractures, Arthritis, Total Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Enterprise Drive; Suite 204
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Patrick Kwok's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kwok average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kwok graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Kwok (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kwok is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (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.