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.

Dr.John Babich
(704) 541-3055
10460 Park Rd # 100
Charlotte, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Louie E Tsiktsiris
(910) 762-1182
1710 S 17th St
Wilmington, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Garland Radford Moeller, MD
(252) 447-7088
532 Webb Blvd
Havelock, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Craven Reg Med Authority, New Bern, Nc
Group Practice: Eastern Carolina Internal Medicine Pa

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Charles Seehorn
(704) 342-0252
1918 Randolph Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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

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Linda Raines Belhorn, MD
(919) 220-5306
4004 Benjamin Franklin Blvd
Durham, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1987

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J Sterling Hutcheson, MD
(704) 861-0515
2325 Aberdeen Blvd
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, Nc; Carolinas Med Ctr For Mental H, Charlotte, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Allergy Clinic

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Dr.Gary Maniloff
(704) 342-0252
1918 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tel Aviv Univ, Sackler Fac Of Med, Tel Aviv
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.3, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Edward Louis Treadwell, MD
(252) 816-2533
Department Of Med-Rheum 600 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, German, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, Nc
Group Practice: Ecu Physicians Brody School Of Medicine

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David H Snow
(910) 762-1182
1710 S. 17th St.
Wilmington, 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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