Joint Pain Treatments West Monroe LA

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.

Madura J Rangaraj, MD
(318) 388-5830
610 Loop Rd
Monroe, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr.JYOTHI MALLEPALLI
(318) 388-5830
3402 Magnolia Cv
Monroe, LA
Gender
F
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Madura J Rangaraj
(318) 388-5830
3402 Magnolia Cove
Monroe, LA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Seth Mark Berney, MD
(318) 675-5000
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.David Nachimson
4212 West Congress Street #2300
Lafayette, LA
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M
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Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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John Edward Hull
(318) 388-5830
3402 Magnolia Cove
Monroe, LA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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John Everett Hull, MD
(318) 322-0512
3402 Magnolia Cv
Monroe, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1965

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Michelle M McCain, MD
459 Corporate Dr
Houma, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1996

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Jerald Marc Zakem, MD
(504) 842-3920
1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1974

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Jennifer Kent Malin, MD
401 Audubon Blvd # B
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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