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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
532 Lafayette Road; Suite 100
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Haroon Sarwar sees patients in Sparta, NJ, Vernon, NJ, and Hackettstown, NJ. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include metabolic bone diseases, musculoskeletal imaging, and myositis. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sarwar is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from King Edward Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Sarwar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Dr. Sarwar's professional affiliations include Newton Hospital and Atlantic Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout, spinal arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Myositis, Tendon Problems, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. James L Scales Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Newton Sparta Road; Suite 4
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. James Scales' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Scales include scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. His professional affiliations include Newton Hospital and Atlantic Health System. He honors AARP, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scales has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Scales attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Scales is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. George Salem Naseef III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
380 Lafayette Road; Suite 204
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. George Naseef is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Sparta, NJ, and Bedminster, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and neck problems. Dr. Naseef is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Union Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Naseef's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Community Care Network (CCN).

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Relevant Interests: , spinal arthritis

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Spinal Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Dennis Koss, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
380 Lafayette Road, Rt.15; Suite 203/204
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Koss is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Koss's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Koss attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Newton Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Kenneth J Rieger, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
89 Sparta Avenue; Knoll Place, Suite 202
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Rieger is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Rieger graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, pain management, and neck problems. Dr. Rieger's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rieger is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal arthritis

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Scoliosis, Fractures, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Leigh S Ende, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
380 Lafayette Road
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Leigh Ende specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Randolph, NJ and Sparta, NJ. Dr. Ende's areas of expertise include the following: cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). She is professionally affiliated with Newton Hospital and Atlantic Health System. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Amerigroup, AARP, and Guardian, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Wounds, Bone Problems, Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert C Weinschenk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Newton Sparta Road
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Weinschenk, who practices in Newton, NJ and Montague, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Weinschenk's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, total shoulder replacement, and general orthopedics. His professional affiliations include Newton Hospital and Atlantic Health System. Dr. Weinschenk takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Weinschenk attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Wayne Anthony Colizza, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
376 Lafayette Road, Route 15 South; Unit 103
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Wayne Colizza works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Morristown, NJ, Cedar Knolls, NJ, and Sparta, NJ. In addition to English, Dr. Colizza (or staff) speaks French and Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: total shoulder replacement, hip injury, and minimally invasive knee replacement. Dr. Colizza is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Colizza attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Colizza's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Focus, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Elbow Problems, Shoulder 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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