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

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

Dr. Richard Canlas works as a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Canlas's areas of expertise include the following: frozen shoulder, stress fractures, and exercise. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 affiliated with ThedaCare.

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All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, Sports Health, Plantar Fasciitis, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Elbow Problems, Joint ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kathleen Qualheim's specialty is family medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Qualheim is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Qualheim obtained her medical school training at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Thyroid Problems, Cryosurgery, Depression, Loop Electrosurgical Excision ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cynthia Egan practices family medicine in Clintonville, WI, Shawano, WI, and Tigerton, WI. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Egan is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Egan is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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