Rheumatologists Brighton MI

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Anita H Kirsch, MD
8001 Challis Rd
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1988

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Anita H Kirsch
(810) 227-9510
8001 Challis Rd
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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James E Dowd
(810) 225-7553
10484 Citation Dr
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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James Barry Lesser
(248) 347-8290
44000 W 12 Mile Rd
Novi, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Martin E Garber, DO
(734) 995-2259
2004 Hogback Rd
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1986

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James Edward Dowd, MD
(810) 225-7553
10484 Citation Dr Ste 100
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Hurley Med Ctr, Flint, Mi; St Joseph Mercy Livingston Hos, Howell, Mi; Genesys Regional Med Center, Grand Blanc, Mi

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Sosa V Kocheril
(810) 494-2500
8001 Challis Road
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Kathleen Ann Menerey, MD
(734) 995-0303
2004 Hogback Rd
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1980

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John D Bradley
(734) 769-7100
2215 Fuller Rd
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.David Vallance
(734) 623-0100
3055 Plymouth Rd # 102
Ann Arbor, MI
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Elbow Pain Info - Osteoarthritis of the Elbow

In order to understand this condition it is important to understand the anatomy and function of the elbow. Please read Elbow Pain Info's section on basic elbow anatomy . For additional background information on the biomechanics of the elbow please read Elbow Pain Info's section on basic elbow biomechanics .

What is osteoarthritis?

The word arthritis means inflammation (swelling) of a joint. Osteoarthritis is the term used to describe damage to articular cartilage inside joints. Osteoarthritis, also called "wear and tear" arthritis is the most common type of arthritis.

What is osteoarthritis of the elbow?

Articular cartilage is the smooth coating that covers the surface of the bones inside the elbow. Articular cartilage also cushions and helps lubricate the joint surfaces. In osteoarthritis the articular cartilage begins to degrade. Over time the articular cartilage can thin or form cracks. Tiny pieces of cartilage may come loose and float inside the elbow, further irritating the joint. After a long period of time the cartilage can become completely "worn away" and the bones begin to rub together.

What does tennis elbow feel like?

Tennis elbow usually begins with a gradual onset of dull, intermittent in the outer part of the elbow. It may progress and develop into a sharp continuous pain. Repetitive use of the elbow or arm can increase the pain. Tenderness is often present over the lateral epicondyle of the elbow.

What does osteoarthritis of the elbow feel like?

Osteoarthritis usually comes on slowly and results in pain, stiffness and/or swelling of the affected joint. Bumps or nodes may appear around the elbow. When the elbow is moved a grating sound may be heard. Sometimes the elbow can have a mild amount of osteoarthritis and feel perfectly fine.

How is osteoarthritis of the elbow detected

Most types of treatment for osteoarthritis of the elbow work best when started early, before there is a lot of "wear and tear". For this reason establishing a correct diagnosis is very important. In some cases osteoarthritis of the elbow can be diagnosed based on the medical history and physical examination of the affected elbow. An x-ray may be ordered to determine how much joint damage there is. Other tests like bone scans or MRI's are not usually required.

What causes osteoarthritis of the elbow?

No one knows for sure what causes osteoarthritis to develop in the elbow but some risk factors include:

  • Previous elbow injury or fracture
  • Family history of osteoarthritis
  • Damage to the elbow from another type of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout
  • Increasing age

What is the treatment for osteoarthritis of the elbow?

Every osteoarthritic elbow is different, and there should be a team approach to treatment. Treatment options include exercises to improve the range of motion of the elbow, strengthening exercises for the arm muscles, medications to relieve pain and swelling, education on activity mod...

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