We found 4 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Rockford, IL.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1235 North Mulford Road; Suite 103
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Blint is a specialist in orthopedic trauma. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Blint attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Blint's professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL) and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott William Trenhaile, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Scott Trenhaile is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Rockford, IL. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Trenhaile include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. On average, patients gave Dr. Trenhaile a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Trenhaile has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America List - Best Doctors, Inc.. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL) and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. John Joseph Bottros, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
324 Roxbury Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. John Bottros is a Rockford, IL physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Bottros's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Bottros's professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL), OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, hip arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Bursitis, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andreas J Fischer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5668 E State Street; #400
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Andreas Fischer is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Rockford, IL. Dr. Fischer's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Fischer completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Fischer is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL), OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (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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