Alternative Treatments for Arthritis Milwaukee WI

T’ai chi, as a meditative martial art involves the fluid repetition of a series of gentle movements called forms. People with arthritis benefit tremendously from the balance, stamina, endurance, focus, breathing, and social benefits they get from doing t’ai chi.

Jenny Sebong Oh, MD
1112 E Knapp St Apt 2
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1998

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Savitha B Kalya, MD
Milwaukee, WI
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Jss Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1995

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Allan L Goldman
(414) 672-8550
2901 W Kk River Pkwy
Milwaukee, WI
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Rheumatology

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Ann Kathryn Rosenthal, MD
8700 W Doyne Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1983

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James J Nocton
(414) 805-3666
9000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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James John Nocton, MD
(414) 266-6700
PO Box 1997
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1987

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Justina J Tseng
(414) 393-9833
377 W Riverwoods Parkway
Glendale, WI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Daniel H Rosler, MD
(414) 649-3771
2900 W Oklahoma Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.James Verbsky
(414) 805-3666
9000 W Wisconsin Ave # 408
Milwaukee, WI
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M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Todd William Burner
(414) 805-3666
9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Alternative Treatments for Arthritis

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By Cara McDonald

Lenore Pristash was determined to cope with the arthritis in her neck and spine—after all, the 66-year-old was a former aerobics instructor and lifelong golfer, and she was used to being in control of her body. But when her doctor recommended neck surgery to remove bone spurs, the first words out of her mouth were, “No way.” “I was afraid I would lose the ability to do the things I love,” she says.

The Conventional Rx: Pristash was taking glucosamine and chondroitin (joint supplements that aid in cartilage repair), as well as Celebrex, a prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that irritated her stomach and increased her risk of heart attack and stroke.

The Alternative Rx: T’ai chi. This meditative martial art involves the fluid repetition of a series of gentle movements called forms. Pristash started attending a weekly class with a t’ai chi instructor and supplemented with DVD workouts at home.“People with arthritis benefit tremendously from the balance, stamina, endurance, focus, breathing, and social benefits they get from doing t’ai chi,” says Pristash’s instructor, Theresa Lilla, who herself has arthritis in her neck and knees. “It helps you to calm and connect with yourself, and when you’re in pain, that’s important.”

The Outcome:
Before t’ai chi, Pristash could move her head only 40 degrees to the left; now she can turn it all the way to her shoulder. Her joints don’t crackle like they used to, and she stopped taking Celebrex. But a surprise benefit has been the mental effect: “T’ai chi enables you to settle your body into yourself and the earth; it sounds corny, but that’s what you do,” Pristash says. “T’ai chi has helped make this disease tolerable.” —Cara McDonald

Author: Cara McDonald

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