Joint Pain Treatments Sterling VA

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.

Alexia R Gospodinoff
(703) 709-9174
1860 Town Center Dr
Reston, VA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Maria Chou
(703) 709-9174
1860 Town Center Dr
Reston, VA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Elizabeth Franki Antal, MD
Alexandria, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Orvostudomanyi Egyetem, Szeged, Hungary
Graduation Year: 1954

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Malgorzata I Gradzka, MD
(703) 648-9800
3700 Joseph Siewick Dr Ste 200
Fairfax, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med W Warszawie, Warszawa, Poland
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va

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Leslie Wilgus Jackson, MD
(202) 782-6735
1215 H St
Alexandria, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1991

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Phong Quang Nguyen
(703) 709-9174
1860 Town Center Dr Ste 130
Reston, VA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Claude Abujrab-Saba
(703) 709-9174
1860 Town Center Dr
Reston, VA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Linda Marian Katz, MD
(202) 418-3363
Potomac, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Walter Reed Army Med Ctr, Washington, Dc

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Gregory Thomas Rehe, MD
Alexandria, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1981

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Joseph Bormel, MD
(703) 904-1067
Potomac, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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