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We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near New London, WI.

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Dr. Richard Leonard Canlas, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Richard Canlas specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Canlas's education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance. His clinical interests include adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), stress fractures, and exercise. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Donn D Fuhrmann, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Donn Fuhrmann is a New London, WI physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Fuhrmann's clinical interests include menopause, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Timothy J Houlihan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Timothy Houlihan practices family medicine in New London, WI. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Houlihan takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program for residency. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Joseph R Lamb, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Joseph Lamb practices family medicine in New London, WI and Manawa, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lamb include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. He is 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.