Joint Pain Treatments Westminster CO

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.

Judy Weiss
(303) 427-5979
5130 W 80th Ave
Westminster, CO
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Judith Weiss, MD
(303) 427-5979
5130 W 80th Ave
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1977

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Robert B Gibbons
(303) 318-2250
2005 Franklin St
Denver, CO
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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George F Breth
(303) 360-8080
2045 Franklin St
Denver, CO
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Philip Hander Huang, MD
2045 Franklin St
Denver, CO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dr.Judy Weiss
(303) 427-5979
5130 W 80th Ave # A102
Westminster, CO
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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George Ho
(303) 764-4480
2045 Franklin St
Denver, CO
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Philip H Huang
(303) 764-4480
2045 Franklin Street 4th Floor
Denver, CO
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Robert C Hays
(303) 764-4480
2045 Franklin St
Denver, CO
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Joel M Hirsh
(303) 436-6000
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO
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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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