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Allan Joseph Mira, MD
(717) 249-7400
220 Wilson St Ste 206
Carlisle, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1972

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Allan Joseph Mira
(717) 249-7400
220 Wilson St
Carlisle, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mark Paul Holencik
(717) 243-0241
40 Brookwood Ave
Carlisle, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James A Oliverio
(717) 249-6112
1 Dunwoody Dr
Carlisle, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Daniel P Hely
(717) 249-6112
1 Dunwoody Dr
Carlisle, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas J Green
(717) 249-6112
1 Dunwoody Dr
Carlisle, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Linda G Thompson, MD
(724) 846-9973
850 Walnut Bottom Rd
Carlisle, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1978

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Richard J Cantor, DMD
(717) 243-8432
3 Tyler Ct
Carlisle, PA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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George Ronald Krajack, DMD
(717) 249-7373
44 S Pitt St
Carlisle, PA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael J Oplinger
(717) 249-6112
1 Dunwoody Dr
Carlisle, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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