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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
750 W Plymouth Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Edwards' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University, Dr. Edwards attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram for medical school. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edwards takes. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Osteoarthritis

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
740 West Plymouth Avenue
De Land, FL
 

Dr. Royce Hood practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hood average 1.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hood honors. Dr. Hood attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Grady Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
740 West Plymouth Avenue; Suite #100
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Mark Hollman is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Deland, FL, Orange City, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hollman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hollman is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Knee ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
665 Peachwood Drive; Suite 1
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Pegoraro is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Orange City, FL and Deland, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pegoraro attended medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
740 W Plymouth Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Reed is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reed takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Reed attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Reed is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Knee ... (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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