We found 5 providers with an interest in shoulder arthritis and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Life and Health Insurance Company near Sacramento, CA.

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Dr. Matthew Lee Tweet, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Tweet's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tweet's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Gerald Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Scott Smith practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith's clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Smith accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Foot Surgery, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Alan Dennis Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4860 Y Street; Acc #3800
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Dennis practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dennis is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Dennis attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Scott McIntosh Porter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4860 Y Street; Suite 3800
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Scott Porter is an orthopedic surgeon in Davis, CA and Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porter include orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Porter's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry D Labson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Department 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Labson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Labson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. Dr. Labson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, ... (Read more)

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What is Shoulder Arthritis?

Shoulder arthritis is a very common condition that causes pain, stiffness, or a grinding sensation in the shoulder. Some patients may hear a clicking or popping noise, and all symptoms are more noticeable when moving. Arthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions joints becomes damaged.

Normally, when two bones come together inside a joint, they are separated by a layer of tough, smooth cartilage. The cartilage allows the bones to glide across each other, which makes movement easier. Cartilage can be damaged by an injury, by an illness such as rheumatoid arthritis, or by simple wear and tear (osteoarthritis). In the shoulder, the two joints most commonly affected are the AC joint (where the shoulder blade and collarbone connect at the outside edge of the shoulder), and the glenohumeral joint (where the arm bone meets the shoulder blade).

Treatment for shoulder arthritis may include:

  • Ice and rest
  • Exercise and physical therapy
  • Over-the-counter pain medications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Surgery

Surgical treatments include the removal of inflamed tissue and joint reconstruction. The type of arthritis and severity of the damage will determine which treatment is most appropriate.

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