Joint Pain Treatments Marion NC

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.

Kim Marie Huffman, MD
Durham, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 2000

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Betty Jean Harmon
(252) 321-8474
2355 Hemby Ln
Greenville, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Beth Laurie Jonas, MD
3330 Thurston Bldg Cb 7280,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1989

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Mehrnaz Maleki Fiscbach
(919) 966-1072
101 Manning Dr
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Bruce Shawn Hill
(704) 333-1400
300 Billingsley Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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George Ho Jr, MD
(252) 744-2533
Brody Bldg Rm 3E-59
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1972

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Dr.Ahmad Kashif
(704) 342-0252
1918 Randolph Rd # 600
Charlotte, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Presby
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Gary Maniloff
(704) 342-0252
1918 Randolph Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Douglas G Freeman Jr, MD
(919) 781-9633
5011 Brookhaven Dr
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1968

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Ralph Snyderman
(919) 620-4467
2100 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC
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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