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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 sees patients in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Mark is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Mark attended Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Mark is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Vasen is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vasen is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Vasen speaks 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 surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Pess average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pess is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Pess attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Dr. Pess speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Atik's clinical interests: hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Atik's training includes a residency program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atik takes.

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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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