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We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Unicare PPO near Baytown, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1610 W Baker Road; Suite C
Baytown, TX
(281) 422-7179; (281) 851-7088

Dr. Sabeen Najam works as a rheumatologist in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Najam include knee problems, lupus, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. She graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient ratings for Dr. Najam average 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Najam has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Back & Neck Pain, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Knee, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Meena Ehdaie DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4301 Garth Road; Suite 400
Houston, TX
(281) 420-8400

Dr. Sara Ehdaie sees patients in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ehdaie include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and arthritis. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ehdaie's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Allergic Rhinitis, Arthritis, Asthma

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
2802 Garth Road; Suite 109
Baytown, TX
(281) 422-5500

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Syed is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Syed attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Pain (Central), Pain Management, Bursitis, Causalgia, Cervical Disc Disease, Chronic Pain, ... (Read more)

Daren Michael Guertin DPM
Specializes in Podiatry (Foot & Ankle Medicine), Foot & Ankle Surgery
2802 Garth Road; Suite 103
Baytown, TX
(281) 422-8300; (281) 348-2166

Dr. Daren Guertin's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Baytown, TX and Humble, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guertin include arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and morton's neuroma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Dr. Guertin is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Hammer Toes, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Ligament Reconstruction, Trauma, Bunions, ... (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.