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We found 2 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Viant near Gurnee, IL.

Dr. David Roberts Buchanan, MS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2323 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL

Dr. David Buchanan is an internist. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Buchanan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Buchanan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1419 Peterson Road
Libertyville, IL

Dr. Paul Papierski specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Papierski's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Papierski is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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.