Joint Pain Treatments Hendersonville TN

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.

Mohammad Farooq Ali
(615) 822-5660
353 New Shackle Island Rd
Hendersonville, TN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Grafton H Thurman, MD
(615) 868-3553
3443 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Hosp, Nashville, Tn; Skyline Med Ctr, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Donelson-Hermitage Diabetes

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Kevin James Myers, MD
(615) 340-4613
2410 Patterson St
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1983

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Robert P LaGrone
(615) 321-3277
2001 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Michael K Watterson, MD
(615) 340-4613
2014 Patterson St
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1995

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John Marvin Stuart, MD
1616 Gallatin Pike N
Madison, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1970

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David Solomon Knapp, MD
(615) 340-4613
2410 Patterson St
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1973

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Christian James Rhea
(615) 284-2222
222 22nd Ave N
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Marvin P Meadors
(615) 340-4611
2410 Patterson St
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Robert Lagrone
(615) 321-3277
2001 Charlotte Ave # 102
Nashville, TN
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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