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Dr. Arthur Kong Chow Mark, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
222 Schank Road; Suite 300
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Mark is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Mark is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Mark is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Mark is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mark trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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All Interests: Hip Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur P Vasen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
222 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Vasen sees patients in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Vasen a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
535 Iron Bridge Road
Frehold, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Pess is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Pess is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pess obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pess is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
535 Iron Bridge Road
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Teddy Atik is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Eatontown, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Atik's clinical interests encompass hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Atik takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center.

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