Rheumatologists Havelock NC

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Garland Radford Moeller, MD
(252) 447-7088
532 Webb Blvd
Havelock, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Craven Reg Med Authority, New Bern, Nc
Group Practice: Eastern Carolina Internal Medicine Pa

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Kevin Michael Mc Knight, MD
(252) 726-3300
PO Box 519
Morehead City, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1986

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Gordon K Lam
(704) 403-1308
200 Medical Park Dr
Concord, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Rajani Relangi, MD
303A Yadkin St
Albemarle, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1988

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Louie E Tsiktsiris, MD
(910) 762-1182
1710 S 17th St
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: New Hanover Reg Med Ctr, Wilmington, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Arthritis Assoc

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Garland Radford Moeller
(252) 447-7088
532 Webb Blvd
Havelock, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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David Donald Fraser, MD
(919) 633-1010
2001 Grenville Ct
New Bern, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1986

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Michael S Hershfield
(919) 684-8111
4101 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Aldona Ziolkowska
(336) 510-9873
2209 Eastchester Dr
High Point, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Bruce Shawn Hill
(704) 333-1400
300 Billingsley Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, 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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