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Robert Jensen Lee
(208) 785-1044
1443 Parkway Dr
Blackfoot, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gail Everett Fields
(208) 785-2220
53 Poplar St
Blackfoot, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Grant E Walker, MD
(208) 785-4665
PO Box 888
Blackfoot, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1992

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Timothy Wayne Woods
(208) 785-2220
53 Poplar St
Blackfoot, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas J Setter, MD FACS
1414 S 35th W
Idaho Falls, ID
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton
Graduation Year: 1960

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Timothy Wayne Woods, MD
(208) 785-2220
53 Poplar St
Blackfoot, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1989

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Paul L Hansen, DDS
(208) 785-2685
PO Box 458
Blackfoot, ID
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Grant Edward Walker
(208) 785-4665
131 N Oak St
Blackfoot, ID
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Robert Jensen Lee, MD
(208) 785-1044
PO Box 928
Blackfoot, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1992

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Donald G Tapp, DDS
(208) 524-1404
250 S Skyline Dr Ste 4
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Arthritis

What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis means inflammation of the joints. Inflammation generally includes symptoms of redness, heat, swelling, and pain. Many different diseases can result in inflammation of the joints. Arthritis is therefore a general term that describes more than one hundred different diseases of the joints of your body.

In some types of arthritis, the cause of the disease is known, but in others it is still unknown. Some types of arthritis come on suddenly, and others develop slowly. Any joint can be affected, including your knees, hips, neck, shoulders, and fingers.

The diseases that cause arthritis can also attack muscle and connective tissue around joints. Some diseases may even damage other organs of the body, such as the kidneys, intestines, and heart. Because the diseases inflame the joints, most arthritic conditions and related diseases involve chronic (long-term) pain. Over time, they may cause increasing damage to the joints or soft tissues of your body.

Your joints are beautifully designed to minimize stress and damage while you move. Nearly all joints of the body are synovial joints. Most synovial joints occur where two bones come together and must rub against one another to allow motion. Smooth, slick articular cartilage covers the end of the bones so they don't rub together. Synovial fluid lubricates the joint. Around the joint, connective tissue forms a watertight sack that is called the joint capsule. Small, flu...

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