We found 6 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Cigna near Glastonbury, CT.

Dr. Jonathan Allan Dixon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
31 Seymour Street; Ambulatory Building
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Dixon sees patients in Hartford, CT and Manchester, CT. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Dixon's clinical interests encompass osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Dixon takes Cigna, Medicare, and United Healthcare insurance. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

Dr. Scott Allen Bissell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
31 Sycamore Street; Suite 202
Glastonbury, CT
 

Dr. Scott Bissell's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Bissell accepts MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald John Becker II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
345 Western Boulevard
Glastonbury, CT
 

Dr. Gerald Becker, who practices in Hartford, CT and Glastonbury, CT, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in arthritis, spine problems, and trauma. Dr. Becker is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Blue Shield, Anthem, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker accepts. He has an open panel. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Complex Spine Surgery, Fractures, Lumbar Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas William Dugdale, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
345 Western Boulevard
Glastonbury, CT
 

Dr. Thomas Dugdale practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Hartford, CT and Glastonbury, CT. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Dugdale graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hartford Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dugdale honors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin James Burton, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
345 Western Boulevard
Glastonbury, CT
 

Dr. Kevin Burton is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Burton is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burton honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey K Burns, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
345 Western Boulevard
Glastonbury, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Burns practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Burns include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Burns is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, 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.
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