Joint Pain Treatments Pontiac MI

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.

Muhammad Asim Khan, MD
4405 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1965

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Pradeep Ramanlal Shah, MD
(734) 722-0715
3864 Wabeek Lake Dr W
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mp Shah Med Coll, Saurashtra Univ, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1969

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Grace Carol Wright, MD
2520 S Telegraph Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1990

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Gilbert Ballard Bluhm, MD
(248) 879-1322
Troy, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1953
Hospital
Hospital: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mi

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Neil G LeVitt
(248) 646-1965
32270 Telegraph Rd
Bingham Farms, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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C Kohler Champion, MD
(248) 333-2063
2520 S Telegraph Rd Ste 102B
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Mercy Hosp, Pontiac, Mi; North Oakland Med Ctr, Pontiac, Mi
Group Practice: Oakland Physician Assoc

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Josephine Patricia Dhar, MD
(313) 577-1133
3734 Quarton Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1982

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Ghaida Khodher
(248) 844-1873
2970 Crooks Rd
Rochester Hills, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Lydia Marie Lasichak, MD
(248) 661-4700
6621 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1976

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Phillip Friedman, MD
(215) 757-4334
30200 Telegraph Rd
Bingham Farms, MI
Specialties
Family Practice, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Bern, Med Fak, Bern, Switzerland
Graduation Year: 1957

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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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