Joint Pain Treatments Anderson IN

Fighting inflammation is a critical part of any treatment for arthritis. And fortunately, there are plenty of natural, safe ways to reduce inflammation in general and arthritis in particular. Read on to view more information.

Dr.Kristine Rea
(765) 648-4138
141 W 22nd St # 215
Anderson, IN
Gender
F
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Gordon M Hughes
(765) 281-2000
800 S Tillotson Ave
Muncie, IN
Specialty
Rheumatology

Data Provided by:
Sarah Thomas
(765) 281-2000
800 S Tillotson Ave
Muncie, IN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Data Provided by:
Gordon Michael Hughes, MD
(317) 281-2000
2525 W University Ave Ste 300
Muncie, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Ball Mem Hosp, Muncie, In
Group Practice: Medical Consultants

Data Provided by:
James Earl Neal, MD
2525 W University Ave
Muncie, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1968

Data Provided by:
Rosemarie M Jeffery
(765) 281-2000
800 S Tillotson Ave
Muncie, IN
Specialty
Rheumatology

Data Provided by:
Rosemarie Malje Jeffery, MD
(317) 281-2000
800 S Tillotson Ave
Muncie, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1983

Data Provided by:
Dr.Rosemarie Jeffery
(765) 281-2000
2525 West University Avenue #404
Muncie, IN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Charles Earl Sanders
(765) 747-4366
2401 W University Ave
Muncie, IN
Specialty
Rheumatology

Data Provided by:
James Cohen, MD
(317) 328-6600
6820 Parkdale Pl
Indianapolis, IN
Business
Arthritis Care Center
Specialties
Rheumatology

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Easing Joint Pain and Lowering Inflammation

Provided by: 

By Mark Hyman, M.D.

Q I have arthritis. Now that the safety of anti-inflammatory drugs like Vioxx and Celebrex is in question, what can I do about my pain?

A Fighting inflammation is a critical part of any treatment for arthritis. In fact, it’s an important part of fighting many other conditions, too, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and even aging. Fortunately, there are plenty of natural, safe ways to reduce inflammation in general and arthritis in particular.

Try taking any of a number of natural anti-inflammatory supplements. Glucosamine, at 500 milligrams three times a day, can ease joint pain. I also like boswellia gum extract (standardized to 70 percent boswellia acids, 400 mg twice daily) and niacinamide (750 mg, twice daily). Others include (take suggested dose, twice daily): turmeric rhizome extract (standardized to 95 percent curcuminoids, 285 mg); ginger rhizome extract (standardized to 5 percent gingerols, 200 mg); cayenne pepper fruit (50 mg); and cherry extract.

Part of any anti-inflammation diet should include eating wild fish (vitalchoice.com carries a variety), taking fish oil (1,000-mg capsules, once or twice a day), and eating as many colorful fruits and vegetables as you can. Also, drink green tea, and sprinkle ground flaxseed and anti-inflammatory spices (turmeric, ginger, rosemary, and cayenne) liberally on your food.

Take a daily blend of vitamin C (250 to 500 mg), vitamin E (200 to 400 IUs), selenium (100 to 200 micrograms), and mixed carotenoids (15,000 to 20,000 IUs). And take a multivitamin; studies show that doing so can lower inflammation overall.

It can also help to cut out the two most common food allergens (gluten and dairy) for two weeks to see if you notice an improvement in your arthritis—or any other chronic symptom, for that matter.

Finally, exercise at least half an hour a day, practice some form of deep relaxation (meditation, yoga, or deep breathing are good examples), and cut down on foods that promote inflammation, such as white flour, sugar in any form, and trans (or hydrogenated) fats.

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...