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Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Sports Medicine
729 E Atlantic Boulevard
Pompano Beach, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Grobman practices family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and sports medicine in Pompano Beach, FL and Weston, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Grobman include headache, electromyography (EMG), and knee pain. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Grobman 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. He obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Sparrow Hospital. Dr. Grobman is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2701 North East 14th Street Causeway; Suite 5, Pembroke Pines, Floor 33026
Pompano Beach, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Sheikh's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheikh accepts. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheikh's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Alan Stuart Routman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 N Dixie Highway; Suite #210
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Alan Routman specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Routman attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Routman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. Dr. Routman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Jonathan Chad Levy, MD
Specializes in Other
5597 N. Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Levy has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in shoulder problems and elbow problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levy accepts. Dr. Levy attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. David Harrison Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 North Dixie Highway; Suite 203
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Gilbert works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Gilbert attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His clinical interests include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Patients gave Dr. Gilbert an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gilbert is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Pain, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Thomas Reilly, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 N. Dixie Highway; Suite 203
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Reilly's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Reilly's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Reilly a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. David Alan Padden, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1821 Ne 25th Street
Lighthouse Point, FL
 

Dr. David Padden specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee surgery, hip surgery, and orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Padden average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Padden is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Padden is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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

Dr. Robert Patrick Norton, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Natura Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robert Norton is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Norton is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Norton honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Norton graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For Dr. Norton's professional training, Dr. Norton completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1821 Ne 25th Street
Lighthouse Point, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Matos specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Matos speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center. He attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Matos completed his residency training at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Pain, Osteoporosis, Trauma

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5597 North Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Domingo Delgado-Garcia works as an orthopedist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Delgado-Garcia include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Delgado-Garcia honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1821 Ne 25th Street
Lighthouse Point, FL
 

Dr. Dominic Kleinhenz is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lighthouse Point, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kleinhenz has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5597 N. Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Verano Hermida is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Oakland Park, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hermida include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Hermida's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hermida accepts. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5597 N Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Martin Roche practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Oakland Park, FL. He is especially interested in knee problems. Dr. Roche's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (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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