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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She graduated from Osmania Medical College. Dr. Basavaraju's areas of expertise include 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. Dr. Basavaraju (or staff) speaks 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)

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

Dr. Adam Crawford is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Irving, TX, Arlington, TX, and Mansfield, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Crawford include knee arthritis, hammer toe, and achilles tendonitis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Crawford obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Crawford's office for an appointment.

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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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Atkinson include dupuytren's contracture, hand arthritis, and hand surgery procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Atkinson attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Atkinson 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. He practices in Irving, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include carpal tunnel surgery, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.