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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX

Dr. Sabeen Najam practices adult rheumatology in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, paget's disease, and lupus. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Najam accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school, Dr. Najam completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Meena Ehdaie, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
4301 Garth Road; Suite 400
Houston, TX

Dr. Sara Ehdaie works as a family medicine practitioner in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and arthritis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ehdaie attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Arthritis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Daren Michael Guertin
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2802 Garth Road; Suite 103
Baytown, TX

Dr. Daren Guertin works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Guertin is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guertin include arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and morton's neuroma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Guertin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Morton's Neuroma, Arthroscopic Surgery, Neuropathy, Arthritis, Hammer Toe, Pes ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
2802 Garth Road; Suite 109
Baytown, TX

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Syed a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Syed graduated from Dow Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (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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