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.

Barbara A McIntosh-Moore
(810) 953-8700
8203 S Saginaw St
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Everett N Rottenberg, MD
(248) 356-8550
26699 W 12 Mile Rd Ste 101
Southfield, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1952
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Hospital, Southfield, Mi; Greater Detroit Hosp Med Ctr, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: Arthritis Center Of Southfield

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James Dudley Taborn, MD
(616) 344-5552
7042 Oak Highlands Dr
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Borgess Med Ctr, Kalamazoo, Mi; Bronson Methodist Hosp, Kalamazoo, Mi
Group Practice: Midwest Arthritis Ctr

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Robert Alan Roschmann
(269) 343-1247
2490 S 11th St
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Imad Alazem
(313) 945-6100
4700 Greenfield Rd
Dearborn, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology, Emergency Medicine

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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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Dr.Berj Nercessian
(248) 586-1100
37300 Dequindre Rd # 138
Sterling Heights, MI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Paul F Goerke
(313) 562-0977
24906 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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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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Carlos Diola
(989) 791-4652
4701 Towne Centre Rd
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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