Joint Pain Treatments Cockeysville MD

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.

David E McGinnis
(410) 583-2848
10753 Falls Rd
Lutherville, MD
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Rheumatology

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Ira T Fine
(410) 583-2828
10753 Falls Rd
Lutherville, MD
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Rheumatology

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Megan Elizabeth Clowse, MD
(443) 849-3694
6701 N Charles St Rm 5105
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1999

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Andrea Marx
(410) 337-7780
120 Sister Pierre Dr Ste 507
Baltimore, MD
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Dr.Howard Hauptman
(410) 494-1888
1220 E Joppa Rd # B-310
Towson, MD
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M
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Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.Jacques Caldwell
11951 Mays Chapel Road
Lutherville Timonium, MD
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M
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Rheumatologist
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Lynn Marie Billingsley, MD
(410) 532-4288
133 E Timonium Rd
Timonium, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1974

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Raymond Wesley Wilson
(410) 825-0688
6565 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Laura Kathleen Hummers, MD
(410) 580-2822
4730 Buxton Cir
Owings Mills, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1997

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Andrea S Marx, MD
(410) 494-1888
1220B E Joppa Rd Ste 310
Towson, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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