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We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Irving, TX.

Dr. Renuka Vijay Basavaraju MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2021 North MacArthur Boulevard; Suite 210
Irving, TX
(972) 253-4370

Dr. Renuka Basavaraju's specialty is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Basavaraju include immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and fibromyalgia. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Basavaraju (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Basavaraju is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Allergic Rhinitis, Allergy & Immunology, Dermatomyositis, Drug Hypersensitivity, Fibromyalgia, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Clay Crawford MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
(817) 375-5200; (972) 215-7700

Dr. Adam Crawford's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Irving, TX. Dr. Crawford's areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, hammer toe, and achilles tendonitis. He is professionally affiliated with North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A.. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Crawford attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Crawford has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Achilles Tendonitis, Adult Hip Arthritis, Bunion, Bunions, Foot Treatment, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2120 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 100
Irving, TX
(972) 438-4636

Dr. Byung Lee's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Irving, TX. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, arthritis, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Arthroplasty, Total Hip Revision, AC (Acromioclavicular) Arthritis, AC (Acromioclavicular) Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
(817) 375-5200

Dr. Cameron Atkinson is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include dupuytren's contracture, hand arthritis, and hand surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, and Medical Center of Arlington. Dr. Atkinson studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis

All Interests: Hand Surgery, Upper Extremity Surgery, Arthritic Hand Reconstruction, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (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.