Delta Medical Clinic -  - Internist

Kofo Ekadi, MD

Internist located in Burleson, TX

Arthritis Treatment Specialist

Internist Kofo Ekadi, MD, serves the Burleson, Texas area at her practice, Delta Medical Clinic. Dr. Ekadi offers arthritis treatment, including diagnosis, management and medications, to adult men and women.

Arthritis Treatment Q & A

by Kofo Ekadi, MD

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis isn't a single disease, but includes more than 100 different forms of musculoskeletal conditions. Degenerative arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the two most common forms. The first results from joint trauma and wear and tear, and affects both men and women, while rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition that is more common in women. Gout is a form of metabolic arthritis. Infectious arthritis results from joint infections caused by bacteria, fungi or viruses. Arthritis treatment can help relieve pain and inflammation.

What Are the Symptoms of Arthritis?

Joint pain is the best-known and most common symptom of arthritis. Pain can occur with movement or at rest and may occur in any joint. Fatigue is often a symptom of arthritis; it may be intrinsic to the disease or the result of disrupted sleep from pain. People who have arthritis often develop decreased range of motion as joints stiffen, and may also have muscle weakness. Occasional flares may occur when symptoms become worse, sometimes for no obvious reason.

What About Arthritis Treatment?

The treatment strategies for arthritis vary according to the form of the disease and the patient's symptoms. In most cases, doctors prescribe pain-relieving medications and anti-inflammatories. Medications called biologics may be used for conditions like rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis. Supportive treatments like massage and physical therapy are helpful for some patients. Exercise helps maintain flexibility and strength but too much can make pain worse. Diet can be important; in gout, for example, eating large amounts of red meat or drinking wine can cause a flare.

Can Patients Participate in Arthritis Treatment?

Self- management strategies are important for people who have arthritis. For example, being overweight or obese increases the stress on joints. Weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight are important self-care strategies. Each patient must learn to balance exercise with rest; too much exercise can increase pain, but too little means joints may stiffen. Many patients find self-massage with ice -- or using heat -- can decrease pain.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Delta Medical Clinic, we accept most major insurance plans. Self pay patients are welcome. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. For inquiries on specific insurance plans or pricing, please contact our office.

AARP
Aetna
Amerigroup
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
First Health
HealthSmart
Humana
Medicaid
Medicare
Molina Healthcare
Multiplan
WellMed
Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "I cannot say enough good about this physician. She is the best primary care physician I have ever met and I am a registered nurse."

    Eunice D.
  • "What I like best about Dr. Ekadi is that she is thorough, she also takes the time to listen and explain what I sometimes don't understand."

    Cathy H.
  • "She is a warm, caring, compassionate physician. She gives you a reassuring feeling about your health."

    Sandra W.
  • "I love Dr. Ekadi! She is the best doctor I have ever had. She is always smiling. Dr. Ekadi always knows what to say, and what is wrong with me."

    Elizabeth V.
  • "I like Dr. Ekadi's personal attention with her patients. I love that I get detailed feedback and that I can get same day appointments with her."

    Edna P.
  • "Obviously she's a super doctor! For her it's not just about business; it's about patient care and well being of her patients."

    Rhonda P.
  • "She is concerned about her patients. She listens to and explains patients' diagnosis. She is a great doctor all the way around."

    Martha G.
  • "Takes her time to answer all the questions I have. She is patient, and focuses on the sickness of the patient to control what the person has."

    Eva P.
  • "Takes her time to answer all the questions I have. She is patient, and focuses on the sickness of the patient to control what the person has."

    Eva P.
Location
Delta Medical Clinic
12001 South Freeway, Suite 210
Burleson, TX 76028
Phone: 817-310-9778
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817-310-9778

Kofo Ekadi, MD
12001 South Freeway
Suite 210
Burleson, TX 76028