Rheumatic Disease Specialist Davison MI

Arthritis. The very word conjures up images of Grandma's gnarled knuckles and stiff fingers. Serious joint pain reserved for little old ladies and retired professional athletes. But osteoarthritis (OA) can appear at any age. What can you do about it?

Dr.Ali Karrar
(810) 953-8700
8203 S Saginaw St # D
Grand Blanc, MI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Khartoum, Fac Of Med, Khartoum
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Mohamad Bashar Aljabban, MD
(810) 736-0970
5496 Woodfield Pkwy
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Genesys Regional Med Center, Grand Blanc, Mi

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Dianne K Trudell, MD
(313) 230-2400
G-5085 W Bristol Rd
Flint, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Laren Reg Med Ctr, Flint, Mi
Group Practice: Consultants IN Arthritis

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Hal Frederick Martens, DO
(810) 230-2400
5085 W Bristol Rd # G
Flint, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dorothy Marie Mulkey, MD
(810) 733-5351
1117 Villa Linde Ct Ste 36
Flint, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Hurley Med Ctr, Flint, Mi; Mc Laren Reg Med Ctr, Flint, Mi

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Ali Ahmed Karrar
(810) 953-8700
8203 S Saginaw St
Grand Blanc, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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

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Abner Jardenil Espinosa, MD
(810) 793-7550
4526 Pine St # 7
Columbiaville, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Manila Central Univ, Coll Of Med, Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1964

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Mohammad Asim Shakir, MD
(810) 733-9635
G3245 Beecher Rd
Flint, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1993

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Hal Fredrick Martens
(810) 249-1040
G3535 Beecher Rd
Flint, MI
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Move Through Arthritis

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By Jennifer Lang

Every morning, Angie steps onto her yoga mat and struggles to push herself into Downward-Facing Dog. Three breaths later—on a good day—she comes down and rests in Child’s Pose, rolling her wrists and flexing her fingers. Angie, at 32 years old, has osteoarthritis in her hands and her hips. But in spite of the pain, she says yoga actually makes her feel better.

Arthritis. The very word conjures up images of Grandma’s gnarled knuckles and stiff fingers. Serious joint pain reserved for little old ladies and retired professional athletes. But osteoarthritis (OA) can appear at any age. Genetics definitely play a role (they did for Angie), but if you have a history of being overweight, inactive, overactive, or injury prone, your odds increase dramatically. In fact, Patience H. White, MD, chief public health officer for the Arthritis Foundation in Washington, DC, believes arthritis will begin to affect a much younger generation in the coming years. “As much as 65 percent of the population is already overweight or obese—a big risk factor,” she says. “Every pound you gain is like four extra pounds bearing down on your knees.” If you lose 10 to 15 pounds, according to White, the pain of OA can be reduced by 50 percent. Sure, losing weight is hard, but if shedding a few pounds can help alleviate the pain without the side effects of painkillers, why not give it a try? “Plus, achieving a healthy weight can help prevent the progression of the disease,” says White.

The truth about OA
Osteoarthritis, classified as a rheumatic disease, joins more than 100 other conditions under the umbrella term arthritis, and they all affect the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. The two other common forms include rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease associated with inflammation, and gout, which stems from metabolic abnormalities. Researchers used to describe OA as a wear-and-tear condition in which the cartilage around the joint begins to break down from mechanical stress. But, says White, “we now know that low-grade inflammation accompanies the wearing away of the cartilage, which is further hastened by risk factors like weight and lifestyle.”

What does this mean exactly? When you have arthritis, the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones has deteriorated and lost elasticity. Because cartilage doesn’t have its own blood supply, it feeds off the joints’ natural lubricant, called synovial fluid, which carries nutrients and waste into and out of the area. The more the joints move, the more fluid flows through them, making movement easier; the less the joints move for whatever reason (age, inactivity, or injury), the less fluid flows and the more the cartilage deteriorates, causing the bones to rub against one another, says White. The end result can be stiffness, pain, loss of joint mobility, and eventual disability.

Get moving
When you feel tired and achy, working out is probably not high on your to-do list, but ...

Author: Jennifer Lang

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