Natural Joint Pain Relief Easley SC

Hyaluronic acid became big news several years ago when the FDA approved it for treating arthritis of the knee. Its claim to fame is that it seems to do something conventional arthritis treatments do not: It bolsters the joint’s natural cushioning.

Dove Chiropractic Clinic
(864) 735-8929
3403 White Horse Rd
Greenville, SC

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Gerard F. Rainer, DPM
(864) 288-0048
152 Milestone Way
Greenville, SC
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Foothills Foot Care Center
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Podiatry
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Primary Hospital: St Francis Eastside Hospital
Residency Training: St Joseph's Hospital Flushing NY
Medical School: NY College of Podiatric Medicine, 1988
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HealthSource of Cherrydale
(864) 268-9040
2718 A Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC

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Steven Earl Freeman
(864) 855-5525
764 Saco Lowell Rd
Easley, SC
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Internal Medicine

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Barry Reid Swiger
(864) 855-1331
1648 Gentry Memorial Hwy
Easley, SC
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Jon R Davids, MD
(864) 271-3444
950 W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
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Shriner's Hospital
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(864) 292-3291
9 Mckenna Commons Ct
Greenville, SC

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Hillcrest Eyecare
(864) 963-4933
309 S E Main Street
Simpsonville, SC

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Joseph A Fleetwood, MD
(252) 585-1134
200 Fleetwood Dr
Easley, SC
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Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1947

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1648 Gentry Memorial Hwy
Easley, SC
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Alternative Medicine Cabinet - The Barnyard Cure for Pain

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By Lorie Parch

Of all the signs of advancing age, two of the least pleasant are more wrinkles and less supple joints. But bad knees and aging skin share something else as well: They both seem to respond to a most unlikely-sounding remedy, a substance found in rooster combs (and in some vegetables and in the human body) called hyaluronic acid (HA). “This substance is a lot like egg white, only not quite as thick,” says Jason Theodosakis, physician and coauthor of The Arthritis Cure. “In joints, it works to ease movement and absorb impact.” In faces, it gives skin volume and shape.

But not all varieties work equally well, and some of the claims made for HA are more credible than others. Hyaluronic acid comes in supplement, cream, and injectable form. Some people say that in addition to cushioning joints and filling in wrinkles, the pill form, in particular, can also help you live longer.

Alas, the evidence for this appealing idea is rather sketchy. In fact, according to Theodosakis, the idea burst onto the scene when a village in Japan was discovered where people lived to an unusually old age, and some speculated it might be due to the HA-rich vegetables they ate. But the theory was just that, and has never been proven.

Even where HA does hold solid promise—for knees and wrinkles—experts agree that you’ll get more bang for your buck with the injectable varieties than with creams. Those inclined toward less invasive approaches may be disappointed by that caveat, but there’s good reason to believe the shots may have some distinct advantages for arthritis and aging skin. Here’s what they are.

Joint Padding
Hyaluronic acid became big news several years ago when the FDA approved it for treating arthritis of the knee. Its claim to fame is that it seems to do something conventional arthritis treatments do not: It bolsters the joint’s natural cushioning. Most other treatments—medicinal ones, at least—target the inflammation that occurs (and causes pain) when the bones of the joint rub against each other. Even cortisone shots work the same way.

“With osteoarthritis, the fluid in the knee that normally provides cushion and support thins out,” says Dennis Wen, a physician and associate professor of family and community medicine at University of Missouri Columbia Medical School. “HA appears to add thickness to that fluid and therefore helps the knee move with less friction and pain.”

Still, that doesn’t mean all knee pain sufferers should get HA shots. Theodosakis says that people who do well with the arthritis supplements glucosamine and chondroitin don’t seem to derive any further benefit from HA. So the best candidates are people who have pretty much exhausted traditional arthritis remedies, don’t respond to supplements, and want to avoid surgery (though even some potential HA users may first need to have surgery to clean out any loose bits of cartilage or bone chips that may be causing trouble).

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