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Dr. Arthur Kong Chow Mark, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
222 Schank Road; Suite 300
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Mark specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mark's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Mark attended Temple University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mark is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hip Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur P Vasen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
222 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Vasen is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vasen graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His training includes a residency program at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Vasen is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
535 Iron Bridge Road
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Pess, who practices in Eatontown, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Freehold, NJ, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Hospital. Dr. Pess attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pess accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
535 Iron Bridge Road
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Teddy Atik's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Atik is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Hospital.

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