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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Hartford, CT and Manchester, CT. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Dixon graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dixon's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Cigna, Medicare, and United Healthcare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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

Dr. Gerald Becker works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Becker has indicated that his clinical interests include arthritis, spine problems, and trauma. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Becker completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Becker welcomes new patients.

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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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hartford, CT and Glastonbury, CT. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. Dr. Dugdale is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dugdale is accepting new patients. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Durgesh G Nagarkatti, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
345 Western Boulevard
Glastonbury, CT
 

Dr. Durgesh Nagarkatti is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Nagarkatti (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with UConn Health and Hartford Hospital. Dr. Nagarkatti welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Kevin Burton's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burton graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burns include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Burns is 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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