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's specialty is orthopedic trauma. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blint's professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, 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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Rockford, IL. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Trenhaile's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Trenhaile has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America List - Best Doctors, Inc.. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, shoulder arthritis

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

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

Dr. John Bottros' medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and Centegra Health System. Dr. Bottros studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Bottros completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bottros accepts.

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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; #400
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Andreas Fischer sees patients in Rockford, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Fischer is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fischer honors. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Fischer attended Rush Medical College for medical school. His 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 Diseases, 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.
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