We found 12 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Aetna PPO near Elgin, IL.

Dr. David Thomas Giangreco, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 North Randall Road; Suite 225
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. David Giangreco's specialty is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Dr. Giangreco's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Giangreco has an open panel. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Vasculitis, Osteoporosis, Ankylosing ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Allen Atkins, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Atkins' medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Atkins's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, musculoskeletal injuries, and arthritis. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Atkins is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John V Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
431 Summit Street
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. John Prunskis is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Elgin, IL, McHenry, IL, and Barrington, IL. Dr. Prunskis's areas of expertise include the following: phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Prunskis completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Prunskis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Centegra Health System, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Facial Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua M Alpert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Alpert's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Elgin, IL, Geneva, IL, and Barrington, IL. Dr. Alpert has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alpert include shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tear, and meniscus tear. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Alpert completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

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

Dr. Eric Karl Bartel, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Eric Bartel is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Bartel average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Bartel is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bartel's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Joanna M Leafblad
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Joanna Chura is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chura include arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and arthritis. She is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Chura completed a residency program at Hennepin County Medical Center. She is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Chura is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Aaron A Bare, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
820 Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Bare's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, pain, and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bare is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bare studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bare completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Bare has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Jasper A Petrucci, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Jasper Petrucci, who practices in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Petrucci honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Petrucci is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Arthritis, Joint Reconstruction, Musculoskeletal Injuries

Dr. Terri L Dallas-Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
431 Summit Street
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis is an interventional pain medicine specialist in McHenry, IL, Elgin, IL, and Itasca, IL. Her clinical interests include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. Dr. Dallas-Prunskis is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. She graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, Fractures, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard I Freedberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1600 North Randall Road; Suite 110
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Howard Freedberg is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Bartlett, IL, Elgin, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Freedberg attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and ankle problems. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delphi, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. Dr. Freedberg is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas A McNally, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 North Randall Road; Suite 110
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Thomas McNally's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McNally graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include scoliosis, anterior cervical discectomy, and lumbar laminectomy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McNally is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Cervical Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Laminoplasty, Disc Replacement, Anterior ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith L Komnick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1141 East Main Street; Suite 105
East Dundee, IL
 

Dr. Keith Komnick is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Komnick include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Komnick trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Heel Surgery, ACL Injury, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Partial Hip Replacement, Joint ... (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.