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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 Ramarao Basavaraju, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 210
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Renuka Basavaraju is an adult rheumatology specialist. She studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Basavaraju's clinical interests: immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and fibromyalgia. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Basavaraju (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Immunotherapy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Clay Crawford, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Adam Crawford, who practices in Irving, TX and Arlington, TX, is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Areas of expertise for Dr. Crawford include knee arthritis, hammer toe, and achilles tendonitis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Crawford welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Achilles ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Cameron Atkinson's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include dupuytren's contracture, hand arthritis, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Atkinson is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Atkinson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis

All Interests: Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hand ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2120 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 100
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Byung Lee's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include carpal tunnel surgery, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, arthritis, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Diagnostic Evaluation, Elbow Arthroscopy, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, ... (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.