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

Dr. Christopher Ogrady's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ogrady include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ogrady studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Ogrady is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Richard Sellers sees patients in Gulf Breeze, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Sellers attended Tulane University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Sellers's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1717 N E Street; Suite 534
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Philip Benton is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His 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. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Benton takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Roger Ostrander is an orthopedist. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ostrander include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Ostrander is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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