Joint Pain Treatments Chicago IL

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.

Neal Richard Nygard, MD
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1981

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Meenakshi Jolly
(312) 942-6641
1725 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Jan Andree Clarke, MD
808 S Wood St Ste 469A
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1977

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Bruce C McLeod
(312) 942-5254
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Augustine Manadan
(312) 942-6641
1725 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL
Specialty
Rheumatology

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John Lyle Skosey, MD
(708) 795-3975
135 S La Salle St
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Illinois At Chic, Chicago, Il
Group Practice: Illinois Bone & Joint

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Judit Ildiko Pulai, MD
1725 West Harrison Prof Office B
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Pecsi Orvostudomanyi Egyetem, Pecs, Hungary
Graduation Year: 1992

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William I Swedler, MD
(312) 413-3910
1801 West Taylor South 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1978

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Kenneth Corwin Rich Jr, MD
(312) 996-6714
840 S Wood St Ste 1224
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Illinois At Chic, Chicago, Il
Group Practice: University Of Illinois Chicago

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Robert S Katz
(312) 226-8228
1725 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Easing Joint Pain and Lowering Inflammation

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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.

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