Rheumatologists Wendell NC

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Fathima Nikhath Kabir
(919) 872-9762
3718 Benson Dr
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Elliot J Kopp, MD
(919) 954-1404
1631 Midtown Pl Ste 101
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Wake Med Ctr, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Care Ctr

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Dr.Suzanne Zorn
(919) 841-9002
5711 Six Forks Rd # 207
Raleigh, NC
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.7, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Jesse Earle Roberts, MD
(919) 326-1100
PO Box 20007
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Legal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1961

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Douglas G Freeman Jr, MD
(919) 781-9633
5011 Brookhaven Dr
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1968

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Suzanne Jennifer Zorn
(919) 841-9002
5711 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Kyle Woodrow Strader, MD
(919) 781-9633
3831 Merton Dr
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1981

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Claudia Jeffrey Svara, MD
(919) 239-4030
4030 Wake Forest Rd Ste 202
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1983

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Walter L Chmelewski, MD
(919) 881-8272
2418 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1986

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Sherry Lynn Sinclair, MD
(919) 881-8272
2418 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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