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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
750 W Plymouth Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Edwards' specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Edwards honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University for his residency. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Royce E Hood Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
740 West Plymouth Avenue
De Land, FL
 

Dr. Royce Hood is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Deland, FL, Orange City, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Hood attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Grady Memorial Hospital for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Hood is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hood accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, knee osteoarthritis, spinal osteoarthritis, hip osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark W Hollmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
740 West Plymouth Avenue; Suite #100
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Mark Hollmann works as an orthopedic surgeon in Deland, FL, Orange City, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hollmann accepts. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, knee osteoarthritis, spinal osteoarthritis, hip osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen M Reed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
740 W Plymouth Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Reed's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Reed an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reed honors. Dr. Reed graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, knee osteoarthritis, spinal osteoarthritis, hip osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfredo Angel Pegoraro, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
665 Peachwood Drive; Suite 1
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Pegoraro is an adult nephrologist in Orange City, FL and Deland, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Pegoraro attended National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Pegoraro is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, ... (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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