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We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Rockford, IL.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1235 North Mulford Road; Suite 103
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Blint, who practices in Rockford, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Dr. Blint is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott William Trenhaile, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Scott Trenhaile's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Rockford, IL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Dr. Trenhaile is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Trenhaile studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Trenhaile completed a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of Best Doctors in America List - Best Doctors, Inc..

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Injury, Meniscus Tear

Dr. John Joseph Bottros, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. John Bottros' area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bottros honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Problems, Bursitis, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Andreas J Fischer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5668 E State Street; Suite 400
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Andreas Fischer is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Fischer is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Fischer average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Fischer's hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (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.