Joint Pain Treatments Indianapolis 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.

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

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Edward Robert Gabovitch, MD
(317) 929-3500
1801 Senate Blvd Ste 315
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Hosp Of Indiana, Indianapolis, In; St Vincent Hosp And Health Car, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: Arthritis Care Ctr

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Marlene Ann Benson, MD
1801 Senate Blvd
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1965

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Chiu Fa Kao, MD
541 Clinical Dr Rm 492
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1995

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Gale Anne McCarty, MD
(202) 877-6274
Iu Medical Center Clinical Building
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1974

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Suzanne L Bowyer
(317) 274-1201
702 Barnhill Dr
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Steven Thomas Hugenberg, MD
(317) 274-4225
541 Clinical Dr
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Indiana Univ Med Ctr, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: Indiana Univ Dept Rheumatology

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Ernesto N Levy
(317) 274-7724
1110 W Michigan St
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Rafael G Grau
(317) 274-3960
550 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dennis C Ang
(317) 274-5864
550 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN
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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