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.

Lane B Scheiber II, MD
(734) 671-5500
1680 Fort St
Trenton, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1987

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Surayya Soares
(313) 417-6100
15200 Kercheval St
Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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James Taborn
(269) 344-5552
1717 Shaffer Street
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Dianne K Trudell, MD
(313) 230-2400
G-5085 W Bristol Rd
Flint, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Laren Reg Med Ctr, Flint, Mi
Group Practice: Consultants IN Arthritis

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Dina P Dadabhoy, MD
3918 Taubman Center 1500 East Medicine Center Driv
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 2000

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Patricia Claudia Cagnoli
(734) 647-5900
1500 East Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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David A Fox
(734) 647-5900
1500 East Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Dorothy Marie Mulkey, MD
(810) 733-5351
1117 Villa Linde Ct Ste 36
Flint, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Hurley Med Ctr, Flint, Mi; Mc Laren Reg Med Ctr, Flint, Mi

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Algimantas P MacIulis
(989) 894-6040
200 S Wenona St
Bay City, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Inocencio Antonio Cuesta, MD
(248) 477-1549
28100 Grand River Ave Ste 206
Farmington Hills, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Tech De Santiago (Utesa), Esc De Med, Santiago
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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