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

Dr. James Bradford Duke, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2300 Se 17th Street; Suite 500
Ocala, FL

Dr. James Duke is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Ocala, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Duke average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duke takes. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Duke is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Shands at the University of Florida's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Raul Alfonso Rodas, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1234 Se Magnolia Extension; Unit 1
Ocala, FL

Dr. Raul Rodas is a specialist in neurosurgery. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Rodas attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Rodas average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Neuroendoscopy, Spine Reconstruction, Radiculopathy, Scoliosis, Brain ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2685 Sw 32nd Place; Suite 400
Ocala, FL

Dr. Christopher Manseau is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Manseau studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1234 Southeast Magnolia Extension; Unit 1
Ocala, FL

Dr. Samuel Agnew's area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Agnew's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Agnew is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, PCL Injury, Shoulder Fracture, ACL ... (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.