Rheumatologists Evans GA

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Rashmi Shekhawat, MD
Evans, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: S P Med Coll, Univ Of Rajasthan, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Peggy Faison Ward, MD
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1989

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Jo Anne Sherman
(706) 210-8884
3660 J Dewey Gray Cir
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Jo Anne Sigman Sherman, MD
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1991

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Kathleen L Johnson, MD
(706) 721-3871
3617 Nassau Dr
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Northside Hosp, Atlanta, Ga; St Josephs Hosp Of Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga
Group Practice: Laboratory Corp Of America

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James Laurence Baker, MD
Evans, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1997

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Jeffrey Lane Bush, MD
(706) 364-6495
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mercer Univ Sch Of Med, MacOn Ga 31207
Graduation Year: 1996

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Richard Shafter Field, MD
(706) 828-0043
3126 Exeter Rd
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: University Hosp, Augusta, Ga
Group Practice: Medical College Of Georgia

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Donald Hulbert Loebl, MD
(706) 721-2981
3213 Huxley Dr
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Veterans Aff Med Ctr/Downtown, Augusta, Ga; Medical College Of Georgia Hos, Augusta, Ga
Group Practice: Medical College Of Georgia

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Richard Magruder
(706) 738-0455
1127 Druid Park Ave
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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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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