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.

Sarmad Almansour, MD
8816 Norwich St
Livonia, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Baghdad, Coll Of Med, Baghdad, Iraq
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jerome Rosenthal
(248) 350-3190
28625 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Robert W Shurmur, DO
710 North Ave
Battle Creek, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1996

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Seetha Ursula Monrad
(734) 647-5900
1500 East Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Elena Schiopu, MD
(734) 712-3935
3918 Tanbrian Center Box 0358 1500 East Medical Ce
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Iasi, Romania
Graduation Year: 1997

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Timothy Joseph Swartz
(269) 343-1247
2490 S 11th St
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Claribel Kohchet Chua, MD
(253) 539-9700
1501 W Chisholm St
Alpena, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1990

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Violette F Henein, MD
(810) 985-4900
16151 19 Mile Rd Ste 301
Clinton Township, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Ain Shams Univ, Fac Of Med, Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt (330-04 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1989

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Michele L Gerber Jaffee, MD
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jonathan Rene
(989) 790-8445
2172 Hemmeter Road
Saginaw, 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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