We found 6 providers with an interest in arthritis near Pearland, TX.

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Dr. Linda Charlene Porter-Tucci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci works as a family medicine physician in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Porter-Tucci takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Dr. Porter-Tucci attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Asthma, Headache, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martha Frances Gerteisen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Martha Gerteisen's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Gerteisen average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gerteisen's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gerteisen studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Evan Douglas Collins, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2950 Cullen Boulevard; Suite 101
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Evan Collins' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Collins studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Collins has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Anthony Crumbie Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 670
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Crumbie, who practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Crumbie is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Crumbie attended East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Andy Sung-Kin Chan, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
8325 Broadway; Suite #202-93
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Andy Chan sees patients in Missouri City, TX, Pearland, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Chan's clinical interests include knee problems, guillain-barre syndrome, and aneurysm. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Brain AVM, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Complex ... (Read more)

Dr. Eddie H Huang, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
11914 Astoria Boulevard, Suite 670; Medical Plaza 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eddie Huang, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Huang accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Huang attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Transplant Procedures, Hip Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

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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.