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Dr. Phillip Craig Benton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1717 N E Street; Suite 534
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Philip Benton is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Benton's education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at National Naval Medical Center, New England Baptist Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
41-b Fairpoint Drive
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Richard Sellers is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Gulf Breeze, FL. Patients rated Dr. Sellers highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Sellers performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC).

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway; Suite 200
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Christopher O'Grady is a Gulf Breeze, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. O'Grady attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway; Suite 200
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Roger Ostrander is an orthopedist in Gulf Breeze, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ostrander include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

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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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