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

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

Dr. Renuka Basavaraju, who practices in Irving, TX and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Basavaraju's areas of expertise include the following: immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and fibromyalgia. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Basavaraju (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally 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)

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Adam Crawford practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee arthritis, hammer toe, and achilles tendonitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Crawford accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Crawford's office for an appointment. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

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

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

Dr. Cameron Atkinson is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include dupuytren's contracture, hand arthritis, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Atkinson accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Atkinson is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis

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

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

Dr. Byung Lee practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.
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