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John Barry Babin, DDS
(225) 774-6446
12511 Plank Rd
Baker, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Janet E Lewis
(225) 355-9660
7855 Howell Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Dr.Daryl Peterson
(225) 454-6000
7855 Howell Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Our Lady Of Lake Regional Med, Baton Rouge, La
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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James F Sieberth, DDS
(225) 927-4717
8170 Goodwood Blvd Ste B
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John P Harbour, DDS
(225) 923-2060
622 Shadows Ln Ste B
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Darryl W Peterson
(225) 454-6000
7855 Howell Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ricardo Rodriguez, MD
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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Ernest D Bateman, DDS
(225) 927-5095
748 Chevelle Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John B Whitley, DDS
(225) 924-4383
541 Shadows Ln Ste A
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Frank W Mcdavitt, DDS
(225) 927-5095
748 Chevelle Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
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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