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David Frank Proietti, DDS
(970) 245-2826
1300 N 7th St
Grand Jct, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Patrick Alan Sillix
(970) 245-0484
2020 N 12th St
Grand Junction, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mitchell T Copeland, DO
2020 N 12th St
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1993

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Richard A Knackendoffel, DO
(970) 245-0484
2020 N 12th St
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1982

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Mitchell Theodore Copeland
(970) 245-0484
2020 N 12th St
Grand Junction, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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George Dieter Gromke
(970) 245-0484
2020 N 12th St
Grand Junction, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Walter Clyde Boardwine
(970) 242-0731
2121 North Ave
Grand Junction, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mitchell Larry Copeland
(970) 245-0484
2020 N 12th St
Grand Junction, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Christopher John Copeland
(970) 245-0484
2020 N 12th St
Grand Junction, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Steven L Peterson
(970) 254-1686
1120 Wellington Ave
Grand Junction, CO
Specialty
Hand 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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