We found 3 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Clintonville, WI.

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Dr. Cynthia A Egan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
370 S Main Street
Clintonville, WI
 

Dr. Cynthia Egan specializes in family medicine and practices in Clintonville, WI, Shawano, WI, and Tigerton, WI. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Egan's areas of expertise include menopause, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. She is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Cryosurgery, Depression, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen M Qualheim, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
370 S Main Street
Clintonville, WI
 

Dr. Kathleen Qualheim specializes in family medicine and practices in Clintonville, WI, Tigerton, WI, and Shawano, WI. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Qualheim include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Qualheim is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. She graduated from the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Qualheim completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Richard L Canlas, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
370 S Main Street
Clintonville, WI
 

Dr. Richard Canlas specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include frozen shoulder, stress fractures, and exercise. Dr. Canlas takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance, Dr. Canlas attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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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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