Joint Pain Treatments South Haven 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.

Jerome Rosenthal, MD
(248) 865-4150
30055 Northwestern Hwy Ste 150
Farmington Hills, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1975

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Monika Mohan
(517) 272-9700
3394 E Jolly Rd
Lansing, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Robert William Ike, MD
1500 E Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1979

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Justus John Fiechtner, MD
(517) 272-9700
3394 E Jolly Rd Ste C
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: St Lawrence Hospital And Healt, Lansing, Mi

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Carlos Miguel O Diola, MD
(989) 791-4652
4700 McLeod Dr E Ste A
Saginaw, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1987

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Neil Gregory Levitt, MD
(248) 548-8415
3535 W 13 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1985

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Albert A Manlapit, MD
(989) 797-2663
5446 Hampton Pl Ste A
Saginaw, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Med Ctr, Saginaw, Mi
Group Practice: Great Lakes Rhmtlgy & Osteo Cr

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David Douglas Hamm, MD
(616) 459-6293
1900 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Health Services, Grand Rapids, Mi; Spectrum Health -East Campus, Grand Rapids, Mi
Group Practice: Arthritis Specialists-Wstrn MI

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James E Dowd
(810) 225-7553
10484 Citation Dr
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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J Howard Uhl
(616) 459-6293
1900 Wealthy St Se
Grand Rapids, MI
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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