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Jeffery Alan Clark, DO
(319) 235-3571
Cedar Falls, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1995

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Michael G Crall, DDS
(319) 266-4029
1504 Main St
Cedar Falls, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jeffrey Alan Clark
(319) 273-5275
2351 Hudson Road
Cedar Falls, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jay Paul Ginther, MD
(319) 833-5924
1753 W Ridgeway Ave Ste 103
Waterloo, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Sartori Mem Hosp, Cedar Falls, Ia; Waverly Municipal Hosp, Waverly, Ia; Covenant Med Ctr, Waterloo, Ia; Allen Mem Hosp, Waterloo, Ia
Group Practice: Cedar Valley Medical Specialst

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Roswell Maccallum Johnston
(319) 833-5922
1753 W Ridgeway
Waterloo, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert N Spencer, DDS
(319) 277-7121
PO Box 505
Cedar Falls, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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David W Zwanziger, DDS
(319) 277-6976
516 S Division St
Cedar Falls, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jim Eldon Crouse
(319) 833-5922
1753 W Ridgeway Ave
Waterloo, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Todd Loring Johnston
(319) 833-5922
1753 W Ridgeway Ave
Waterloo, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jay Paul Ginther
(319) 833-5935
1753 W Ridgeway Ave
Waterloo, IA
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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