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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 works as an orthopedic traumatologist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blint honors. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Trenhaile is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Trenhaile takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America List - Best Doctors, Inc.. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, 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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Rockford, IL. Dr. Bottros has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Bottros trained at Cleveland Clinic for his 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Fischer attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Patients rated Dr. Fischer highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 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.