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Dr. Thomas William Wright Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2300 Se 17th Street; Suite 500
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Wright is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Wright is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wright has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); Dean's List All Quarters of Attendance in College; and Phi Sigma (Biology Honor Society).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Bradford Duke, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2300 Se 17th Street; Suite 500
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. James Duke is an Ocala, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Duke's residency was performed at Shands at the University of Florida. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duke takes. Dr. Duke has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raul A Rodas, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Neurology
1234 Se Magnolia Extension; Unit 1
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Raul Rodas specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Mary, FL, Ocala, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rodas at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Rodas studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for his residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal osteoarthritis

All Interests: Lamina Procedures, Neuroendoscopy, Spine Reconstruction, Radiculopathy, Neurostimulation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2685 Sw 32nd Place; Suite 400
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Manseau sees patients in Ocala, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Manseau is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
1234 Southeast Magnolia Extension; Unit 1
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Agnew's area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Agnew honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Wrist ... (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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