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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
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Dixon practices adult rheumatology in Hartford, CT and Manchester, CT. His clinical interests encompass osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Dixon studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dixon is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for 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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Hartford, CT and Glastonbury, CT. Dr. Becker attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthritis, spine problems, and trauma. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Becker accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. His professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Complex Spine Surgery, Bone Problems, Fractures, Lumbar Spine Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, ... (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. Patients gave Dr. Dugdale an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hartford Hospital. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Dugdale is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Durgesh Nagarkatti's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nagarkatti include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Nagarkatti honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nagarkatti (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Spanish, and Gujarati. His professional affiliations include UConn Health and Hartford Hospital. He 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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Hartford, CT, Glastonbury, CT, and Rocky Hill, CT. Dr. Burton is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. 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 sees patients in Hartford, CT, Rocky Hill, CT, and Glastonbury, CT. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Burns graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient ratings for Dr. Burns average 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burns accepts. 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, Arthritis, Hip 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.