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We found 3 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Boca Raton, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1601 Clint Moore Road; Suite 130
Fl Usa,

Dr. Pedro Piza practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Piza attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Piza welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Elbow, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Rehabilitation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elvis L Grandic MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1401 North West 9th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 395-2117; (561) 395-5733

Dr. Elvis Grandic is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Boynton Beach, FL and Boca Raton, FL. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Grandic is especially interested in knee problems and hip problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Grandic accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Grandic (or staff) speaks Croatian and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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All Interests: Hip, Knee, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Joint Replacement

Dr. Robert Patrick Norton MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
670 Glades Road; Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 495-9511; (561) 488-8000

Dr. Robert Norton is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Norton is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Before performing Dr. Norton's residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Norton attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Norton takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Low Back, Neck, Spine, Arthritis, Deformity, Disability, Osteoporosis, Pain, Trauma/Fractures, ... (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.