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We found 22 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept ConnectiCare near Shelton, CT.

Dr. Gary E Friedlaender, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
48 Wellington Drive
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Gary Friedlaender is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Friedlaender accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Friedlaender attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tumor, Bone Cancer, Fractures, Limb Preservation, Arthritis, Metastatic Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, ... (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 is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cohen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Cohen attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Cohen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is 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, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry Anthony Backe Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Enterprise Drive; Suite 204
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Henry Backe works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Backe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Backe attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Backe's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (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 doctor. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: vertebroplasty, cancer, and nerve block. Dr. Anand is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Anand trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Anand (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Anand's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Joseph Wu's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Wu's education and training includes medical school at State University of New York (SUNY) and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wu 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
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 patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Altman graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Altman's professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Rowland Mayor's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Mayor is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mayor 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. Michael John Medvecky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
48 Wellington Drive
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Medvecky sees patients in New Haven, CT, Milford, CT, and Guilford, CT. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Medvecky's areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medvecky accepts. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Medvecky's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sumner's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sumner is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Sumner's medical residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. 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: Kyphoplasty, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Hip Fracture, Scoliosis, Closed Reduction, Spinal Fusion, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Baumgaertner's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Baumgaertner takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from 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 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)

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

Dr. Rolf Langeland is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Langeland's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Langeland is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He 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. John M Aversa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
330 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. John Aversa is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Hamden, CT, Wallingford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Aversa's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aversa include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Aversa is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (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 orthopedic surgeon in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Richer graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Richer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Richer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Robert Stanton specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stanton include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Stanton takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Stanton has received include Edward John Noble Foundation and Fellow, Columbia University. He speaks Spanish. He 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, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. James Kevin Lynch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
446 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. J. Lynch is an orthopedist. His areas of expertise include knee problems, disabilities, and arthritis. Dr. Lynch takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His training includes residency programs at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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, Sports Medicine
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. John Daigneault specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Daigneault's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Daigneault obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency 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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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.