Joint Pain Treatments Hartford CT

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.

Steven Edward Isaacs, MD
(860) 527-3861
1000 Asylum Ave Ste 2103
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1973

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Steven E Isaacs
(860) 527-3861
1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Ann Parke
(860) 679-2160
1000 Asylum Ave # 4319
Hartford, CT
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of London
Year of Graduation: 1971
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Hospital: St. Frances
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Micha Abeles, MD
(203) 235-6402
15 Forest Hills Ln
West Hartford, CT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1971

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Jonathan A Dixon
(860) 246-4260
85 Seymour St
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Thomas Terenzi
(860) 714-4749
1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Kathy-Ann Dennis
(860) 714-5816
1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Robert Earl Levin, MD
(203) 524-2050
80 Seymour St
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1978

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Lawrence Zemel, MD
(860) 545-9390
282 Washington St
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1973

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Lawrence Zemel
(860) 545-9390
282 Washington St
Hartford, CT
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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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