Arthritis Treatment Hephzibah GA

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Arthritis Treatment. You will find informative articles about Arthritis Treatment, including "Feed Your Joints". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Hephzibah, GA that can help answer your questions about Arthritis Treatment.

Michael Andrew Malloy, MD
(706) 787-4154
Building 300 8 East
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1997

Data Provided by:
John Marshall Mc Coy, MD
(770) 442-9394
1258 Merry St
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1947

Data Provided by:
Jeffrey Lane Bush, MD
(706) 364-6495
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mercer Univ Sch Of Med, MacOn Ga 31207
Graduation Year: 1996

Data Provided by:
Richard Shafter Field, MD
(706) 828-0043
3126 Exeter Rd
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: University Hosp, Augusta, Ga
Group Practice: Medical College Of Georgia

Data Provided by:
Richard Magruder
(706) 738-0455
1127 Druid Park Ave
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Rheumatology

Data Provided by:
Jo Anne Sherman
(706) 210-8884
3660 J Dewey Gray Cir
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Rheumatology

Data Provided by:
Ella Sitchin Feldman, MD
(706) 738-5366
2123 Cumming Rd
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1976

Data Provided by:
Donald Hulbert Loebl, MD
(706) 721-2981
3213 Huxley Dr
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Veterans Aff Med Ctr/Downtown, Augusta, Ga; Medical College Of Georgia Hos, Augusta, Ga
Group Practice: Medical College Of Georgia

Data Provided by:
Jo Anne Sigman Sherman, MD
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1991

Data Provided by:
Kathleen L Johnson, MD
(706) 721-3871
3617 Nassau Dr
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Northside Hosp, Atlanta, Ga; St Josephs Hosp Of Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga
Group Practice: Laboratory Corp Of America

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Feed Your Joints

The common misconception of arthritis is that your tired ol’ knees or hands or hips just
wear away with age. Not true! Arthritic joints actually starve for nutrients and healthy living,
including sensible supplementation, can give them the nourishment they need.

By Lisa James

October 2006

If arthritis doesn’t seem quite as inevitable as death and taxes, it certainly gives that famous pair a run for their money. Do you know anyone much over the age of 45 or so who doesn’t ache somewhere? How long does it take you to work out all the kinks when you first wake up? No wonder arthritis is the most common joint disorder in the world.

But it only seems as if we’re all doomed to creak with age. “When you look at many peoples around the world who follow a more traditional lifestyle, they don’t have any arthritis in their bodies at all,” says herbalist and naturopathic physician Eugene Zampheron, cofounder of the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine in Connecticut and coauthor (with Ellen Kamhi, RN, HNC) of Arthritis: Reverse Underlying Causes of Arthritis With Clinically Proven Alternative Therapies (Celestial Books). “The only times they get arthritis is if they sustain injuries to the bone that provides blood to the joint.”

To understand why modern folk are so arthritis-prone, let’s look at the anatomy. Free-moving joints, such as knees and knuckles, consist of the ends of the adjoining bones padded by cartilage, a tough, smooth, slippery substance that keeps the bones from grinding together. This cartilage—and everything else within the joint—is covered by the synovial membrane, which produces a nourishing, lubricating fluid. The whole thing is surrounded by tendons, ligaments and muscles that provide support and movement. (The joints between the spinal vertebrae consist of cartilage pads, allowing for more protection but less flexibility.)

Something this complicated can easily go awry, and in fact there are more than 100 different varieties of arthritis. But the mother of all arthritic disorders is osteoarthritis (OA). “Cartilage is composed of water, collagen, which is a structural protein, and glycoseaminoglucans (GAG), which acts as a cushion between the bones,” Zampheron explains. “In arthritis, this structure begins to erode and the body tries to immobilize the joint with calcium by building bridges between the bones as the process continues.” End result: stiffness, pain and decreased range of motion. (In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the second most common type, the immune system goes haywire and attacks joint tissues; the ultimate outcome—cartilage destruction—is the same.)

OA is commonly thought of as a “wear ’n tear” disease, in which joints just naturally grind down over time. Actually, the main culprit isn’t overwork but undernutrition. “Cartilage is like a sponge,” Zampheron says. “When you squeeze it waste products go out; when you release, it opens up and nutrients rush in from the synov...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Energy Times