Rheumatologists Las Cruces NM

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Arthur Ray Snyder, MD
(505) 521-3128
2701 Missouri Ave Ste B
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Art Snyder
(505) 532-5934
1255 Hillrise Circle
Las Cruces, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Roderick Allen Fields, MD
(505) 522-9717
2701 Missouri Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1975

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Art Ray Snyder
(505) 532-5934
1255 Hillrise Cir
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Rheumatology

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William Russell Austad, MD
(505) 522-2784
5040 Acacia Rd
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Med Ctr, Las Cruces, Nm

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Roderick Fields
(505) 521-3128
2801 E Missouri Ave Suite 14
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Rheumatology

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William Russell Austad, MD
(505) 522-2784
5040 Acacia Rd
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Med Ctr, Las Cruces, Nm

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Pooja Banerjee, MD
1992 Lone Tree Ln
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Minsk Med Inst, Minsk, Belarus
Graduation Year: 1992

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Armando Carlos Angel, MD
(505) 526-8550
1820 Paisano Rd
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Sierra Med Ctr, El Paso, Tx; Rio-Vista Rehab Hospital, El Paso, Tx

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Leroy Arnold Pacheco, MD
(505) 341-4148
1617 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1986

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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.

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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
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  • 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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