Rheumatologists Cave Creek AZ

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Paul F Howard, MD
(480) 609-4200
9097 E Desert Cove Ave
Scottsdale, AZ
Business
Arthritis Health
Specialties
Rheumatology

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Raymond Thomas Mirise, MD
(602) 938-9700
5218 E Woodridge Dr
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1970

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Theresa Rene Nieman, MD
(480) 981-1611
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1989

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Paul F Howard
(480) 609-4200
9097 E Desert Cove
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Bertram Donald Hurowitz, MD
(602) 344-5867
15252 N 100th St Unit 2142
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1958

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Alan Harvey Mallace, MD
(602) 271-3700
8225 E Hoverland Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1972

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Eric Alan Peters, MD
(480) 443-8400
5501 E Anderson Dr
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1988

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Paul Frederic Howard, MD
(480) 609-4200
9097 E Desert Cove Ste 100
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Francis Nardella
(480) 451-6860
10210 North 92nd Street #106
Scottsdale, AZ
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1968
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.6, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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William Richard Finch, MD
(602) 277-5551
501 W Aire Libre Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1972

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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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