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We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Gold 2250/Austin HMOx near Austin, TX.

Dr. Christopher Jay Garrison, MBA, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1400 N I-35; Suite 2.230
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Garrison works as a rehabilitation physician in Austin, TX and Waxahachie, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Garrison include peripheral neuropathy, cancer, and neuropathic pain. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Garrison has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Cancer, Stroke, Lymphedema, Amputation, Pain, Musculoskeletal Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Ray Adams, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4700 Seton Ctr. Parkway; #200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Bradley Adams is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. Dr. Adams accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Dr. Adams attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Anthony Andreo, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1301 West 38th Street; Suite 102
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Michael Andreo is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He works in Austin, TX. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Memorial Hermann. Dr. Andreo is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Andreo has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Austin Regional Clinic.

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

Dr. Karl Marc Koenig, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1313 Red River Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Karl Koenig's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), arthritis, and trauma. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Koenig studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Koenig is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

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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.