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Dr. Shaikh Arif Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
455 School Street; Suite 27
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Shaikh Ali specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ali's clinical interests include musculoskeletal pain, lupus, and polymyositis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Ali graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Ali is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani works as a general internist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nathani include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. Dr. Nathani is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nathani takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Kristy D Heatly, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
13406 Medical Complex Drive; Suite 180
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Kristy Heatly sees patients in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Heatly's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heatly takes. Dr. Heatly's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Scott and White Healthcare for her residency.

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Dr. Hardeep Bal, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7105 Fm 2920
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Hardeep Bal's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Bal average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and depression. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bal graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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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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