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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's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Friedlaender attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Tumor, Bone Cancer, Fractures, Limb Preservation, Arthritis, Metastatic Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, ... (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 surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Backe accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Backe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Backe is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
330 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Orange, CT. Patients rated him highly, giving him 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). Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Cohen completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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. 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 in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Derby, CT. Dr. Anand (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Anand's areas of expertise include the following: vertebroplasty, cancer, and nerve block. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Anand attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Mark Altman works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Hamden, CT, Norwalk, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Altman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Altman's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital.

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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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sumner at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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)

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

Dr. Rowland Mayor's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mayor is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mayor takes. Dr. Mayor has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency.

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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
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu honors. He attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY). His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Michael Medvecky is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in New Haven, CT, Milford, CT, and Guilford, CT. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. Dr. Medvecky honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Medvecky 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
2 Enterprise Drive; Suite 204
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Rolf Langeland's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Langeland completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Langeland is conversant in Spanish. 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: 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 orthopedic surgeon in Hamden, CT, Wallingford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Aversa's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Aversa include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Aversa's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Michael Baumgaertner practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baumgaertner accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Baumgaertner is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Baumgaertner's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ross Richer's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Richer's practice is open to new patients. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Richer (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese.

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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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stanton studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Stanton's medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His distinctions include: Edward John Noble Foundation and Fellow, Columbia University. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stanton has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lynch completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hospital of Saint Raphael. His areas of expertise include knee problems, disabilities, and arthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lynch is open to 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. Patient ratings for Dr. Daigneault average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daigneault include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Daigneault accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Daigneault is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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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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.