We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept United Healthcare HMO near Boynton Beach, FL.

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Dr. Jeffery Scott Rosenfield, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6056 Boynton Beach Boulevard; Suite 245
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rosenfield practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Lake Worth, FL, Atlantis, FL, and Boynton Beach, FL. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Rosenfield accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Rosenfield attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Marc Francis Matarazzo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6056 Boynton Beach Boulevard; Suite 245
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Marc Matarazzo is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Atlantis, FL, Boynton Beach, FL, and Lake Worth, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Matarazzo attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Matarazzo is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Dr. Juan F Agudelo-Rivera, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
180 Jfk Drive
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Juan Agudelo's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Agudelo is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elvis L Grandic, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2828 Seacrest Boulevard; Suite 2828
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Elvis Grandic's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Grandic a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Grandic include knee problems and hip problems. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Grandic (or staff) speaks Croatian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

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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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