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

Dr. Shaikh Ali works as an adult rheumatologist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: musculoskeletal pain, lupus, and polymyositis. Dr. Ali's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ali accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He welcomes new patients.

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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
1205 Graham Drive
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nathani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Nathani is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Kristy Heatly specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Heatly include diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Heatly is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Hardeep Bal is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bal include diabetes, obesity, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Bal is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bal takes. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bal 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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