We found 6 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Lexington, KY.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2537 Larkin Road
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Janak Talwalkar is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Talwalkar include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Talwalkar attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
700 Bob O Link Drive
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Christian Christensen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Christensen graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Christensen's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients rated Dr. Christensen highly, giving Dr. Christensen an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christensen honors.

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All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2537 Larkin Road
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Michael Kirk is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirk takes. Dr. Kirk attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Fountain Court; Suite 180
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Kaveh Sajadi is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Sajadi attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1760 Nicholasville Road; Suite 604
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Thomas Menke specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Lexington, KY. Dr. Menke has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1780 Nicholasville Road; Suite 501
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Mathew Nicholls is an orthopedist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nicholls takes. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (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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