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

Dr. Christian Paul Christensen, MD
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. Clinical interests for Dr. Christensen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave Dr. Christensen a rating 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)

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

Dr. Janak Talwalkar, who practices in Lexington, KY and Danville, KY, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Talwalkar include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Talwalkar takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Menke's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Menke is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Michael Kirk works as an orthopedist in Lexington, KY. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirk honors. Dr. Kirk attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Kaveh Sajadi is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sajadi's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Mathew Nicholls is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lexington, KY. He studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Nicholls takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.