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We found 13 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 medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Giangreco include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Giangreco's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Giangreco has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Atkins's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, musculoskeletal injuries, and arthritis. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Atkins 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. He 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. Joshua M Alpert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Alpert is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Elgin, IL, Geneva, IL, and Barrington, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tear, and meniscus tear. Dr. Alpert is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Alpert is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Alpert welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

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

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

Dr. John Prunskis specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Prunskis is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. He accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. His training includes residency programs at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Prunskis has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. Dr. Prunskis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Bartel is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Patients gave Dr. Bartel an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and arthritis. She takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Chura's training includes a residency program at Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Chura is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Bare's clinical interests include knee problems, pain, and sports health. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bare takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Petrucci takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Petrucci is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Shingo M Yano, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
431 Summit St Summit Green Medical Center
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Shingo Yano is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Yano's areas of expertise include the following: phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Centegra Health System, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis' area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. Her clinical interests include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Dallas-Prunskis's education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Howard University Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, Fractures, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical ... (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. His areas of expertise include the following: 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). Dr. Komnick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Komnick studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Komnick trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Heel Surgery, ACL Injury, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Partial Hip Replacement, Joint ... (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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Freedberg average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Freedberg's areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and ankle problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delphi, Workers' Compensation, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Freedberg performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He is professionally 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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Bartlett, IL, Elgin, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. McNally attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. McNally include scoliosis, anterior cervical discectomy, and lumbar laminectomy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. He 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)

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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.