Joint Pain Treatments Lebanon OR

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.

N Paul Hudson MD
(541) 484-0195
2479 Oakmont Way
Eugene, OR
Specialties
Rheumatology

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Gary Edward Wheeler, MD
(541) 440-6322
1813 W Harvard Ave Ste 423
Roseburg, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1971

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Charles Milton May, MD
(503) 399-0652
801 Mission St SE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1966

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Katja Fawzieh Daoud, MD
5050 NE Hoyt St Ste 155
Portland, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1997

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David Lloyd Smith
(503) 220-8262
3710 Sw Us Veterans Hospital Rd
Portland, OR
Specialty
Rheumatology

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John W Griffin
(503) 256-2216
10101 Se Main St
Portland, OR
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Anne Amelia Vetto, MD
(503) 248-3674
2611 SW Ravensview Dr
Portland, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1984

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Kevin Khaw
(503) 261-6912
10201 Se Main St
Portland, OR
Specialty
Rheumatology

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David I Dryland
(541) 773-2233
1365 Poplar Dr
Medford, OR
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Sidney Cassell
(541) 687-0816
132 E Broadway # 830
Eugene, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1971
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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