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.

Nisha Gupta, MD
(734) 479-5580
19335 Allen Rd
Brownstown Twp, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Pbd Sharma Postgrad Inst M S, M Dayanand Univ, Rohtak, Haryana, India
Graduation Year: 1983

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Voravit Geravipoolvorn
(586) 772-8158
28345 Utica Rd
Roseville, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Arturo Diaz Perez, MD
1500 E Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nacl Auto De Mexico, Fac De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.Peter Zadvinskis
(231) 592-5507
705 Oak St # 5
Big Rapids, MI
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Irene Sachiko Kazmers, MD
(231) 487-2150
515 Lockwood Ave
Petoskey, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1976

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Joseph Jacob Weiss
(248) 478-7860
18829 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Brent Evan Appleton, MD
1500 E Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1995

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Voravit Geravipoolvorn, MD
(586) 772-8158
28345 Utica Rd
Roseville, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chiang Mai Univ, Fac Of Med, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: St John MacOmb Hospital, Warren, Mi

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

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Peter Zigfrid Zadvinskis, MD
(616) 459-8088
413 Mecosta Ave
Big Rapids, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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