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We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Gold near Cypress, TX.

Dr. Thuan Khac Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Thuan Nguyen practices general internal medicine in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, warts, and moles. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nguyen's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Bursitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Lupus, Asthma, Vasculitis, Moles

Dr. Dorothy Rittenhouse Lamping, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25282 Northwest Freeway; Suite 200
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Dorothy Lamping's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Lamping's areas of expertise include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lamping's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gabriela Nicola, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
25282 Northwest Frwy.; Suite 200
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Gabriela Nicola practices general internal medicine and adult rheumatology in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. These areas are among Dr. Nicola's clinical interests: raynaud's, osteoporosis, and bursitis. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Raynaud's

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
21212 N.w. Frwy.; Suite 605
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Drew Fehsenfeld is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and amputees. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Fehsenfeld honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Fehsenfeld attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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.