Rheumatic Disease Specialist Sturgeon Bay WI

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?

Mark Embrey Davis, DO
(715) 847-3254
2727 Plaza Dr
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Wausau Hospital, Wausau, Wi

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Dr.Gina Adel
(715) 838-5222
733 West Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Larry Pearson
(262) 785-0777
601 North Barker Road
Brookfield, WI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Augusto Tan Hsia Jr, MD
(216) 444-6191
4494 Bay Shore Dr
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ, Coll Of Med, Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Door County Mem Hosp, Sturgeon Bay, Wi
Group Practice: Door County Memorial Hospital North Shore Medical Clinic; Ministry Health Care At Door County Memorial Hospital

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Lon A Blaser, DO
(715) 723-8827
Altoona, WI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Wi

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Dr.Kent Partain
(920) 727-8020
1550 Midway Place
Menasha, WI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Dr.Kurt Robert Oelke
(414) 351-4009
7080 N Port Washington Rd # 1
Milwaukee, WI
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Jill C Costello
(414) 805-3666
9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Judyann C Olson, MD
(414) 266-6700
9000 W Wisconsin Ave CHW Office Bldg MS#786B
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1979

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DiMitrios I Fanopoulos
(608) 364-2293
1905 Huebbe Pkwy
Beloit, WI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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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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