Rheumatic Disease Specialist Fostoria OH

Arthritis. The very word conjures up images of Grandma's gnarled knuckles and stiff fingers. Serious joint pain reserved for little old ladies and retired professional athletes. But osteoarthritis (OA) can appear at any age. What can you do about it?

Michael William Lindamood, MD
(419) 424-0380
200 W Pearl St
Findlay, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1971

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James A Gideon
(419) 424-0380
200 W Pearl St
Findlay, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Edward Goldberger, MD
(419) 473-9380
3840 Woodley Rd Ste A
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Mercy Med Ctr, Toledo, Oh
Group Practice: Arthritis Associates-NW Ohio

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Heather M Lake
(614) 566-9380
285 E State St
Columbus, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Edgardo V Santiago, MD
(216) 521-3430
13535 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: St John West Shore Hospital, Cleveland, Oh
Group Practice: Edgardo V Santiago Inc

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Michael W Lindamood
(419) 424-0380
200 W Pearl St
Findlay, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Mohammed M Ahmed MD
(419) 517-1115
3020 N McCord Rd, Suite 102
Toledo, OH
Business
Arthritis and Rheumatism Center
Specialties
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most Insurance Plans accepted

Doctor Information
Residency Training: Tuft's University, Boston, MA and Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA
Medical School: Rawalpindi Medical College, 1989
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: Urdu,Hindi,Panjabi

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Carmen Eugenia Gota, MD
9500 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Graduation Year: 1989

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Allan Michael Goodwin, MD
(440) 449-8260
3609 Park East Dr
Beachwood, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Poitiers, Uer Mixte De Med Et De Phar, Poitiers, France
Graduation Year: 1978

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Nazih Zein, MD
14601 Detroit Ave Ste 590
Lakewood, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1972

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Move Through Arthritis

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By Jennifer Lang

Every morning, Angie steps onto her yoga mat and struggles to push herself into Downward-Facing Dog. Three breaths later—on a good day—she comes down and rests in Child’s Pose, rolling her wrists and flexing her fingers. Angie, at 32 years old, has osteoarthritis in her hands and her hips. But in spite of the pain, she says yoga actually makes her feel better.

Arthritis. The very word conjures up images of Grandma’s gnarled knuckles and stiff fingers. Serious joint pain reserved for little old ladies and retired professional athletes. But osteoarthritis (OA) can appear at any age. Genetics definitely play a role (they did for Angie), but if you have a history of being overweight, inactive, overactive, or injury prone, your odds increase dramatically. In fact, Patience H. White, MD, chief public health officer for the Arthritis Foundation in Washington, DC, believes arthritis will begin to affect a much younger generation in the coming years. “As much as 65 percent of the population is already overweight or obese—a big risk factor,” she says. “Every pound you gain is like four extra pounds bearing down on your knees.” If you lose 10 to 15 pounds, according to White, the pain of OA can be reduced by 50 percent. Sure, losing weight is hard, but if shedding a few pounds can help alleviate the pain without the side effects of painkillers, why not give it a try? “Plus, achieving a healthy weight can help prevent the progression of the disease,” says White.

The truth about OA
Osteoarthritis, classified as a rheumatic disease, joins more than 100 other conditions under the umbrella term arthritis, and they all affect the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. The two other common forms include rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease associated with inflammation, and gout, which stems from metabolic abnormalities. Researchers used to describe OA as a wear-and-tear condition in which the cartilage around the joint begins to break down from mechanical stress. But, says White, “we now know that low-grade inflammation accompanies the wearing away of the cartilage, which is further hastened by risk factors like weight and lifestyle.”

What does this mean exactly? When you have arthritis, the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones has deteriorated and lost elasticity. Because cartilage doesn’t have its own blood supply, it feeds off the joints’ natural lubricant, called synovial fluid, which carries nutrients and waste into and out of the area. The more the joints move, the more fluid flows through them, making movement easier; the less the joints move for whatever reason (age, inactivity, or injury), the less fluid flows and the more the cartilage deteriorates, causing the bones to rub against one another, says White. The end result can be stiffness, pain, loss of joint mobility, and eventual disability.

Get moving
When you feel tired and achy, working out is probably not high on your to-do list, but ...

Author: Jennifer Lang

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