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06 Arthritis and Exercise – Trina Wiggins MD

Dr. Trina Wiggins offers numerous non-prescription recommendations to exercising with arthritis, managing and reducing associated pain, and motivating yourself to stay in the best of health.  You can reach her, and order her book at

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Dr. Trina Wiggins is a board-certified pediatrician who resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

She attended Stanford University, where she received a B.A. degree in human biology and was the first African American on Stanford University women’s gymnastics team. After graduating from Stanford University, she attended medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and completed her internship and residency at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

She has worked in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, she has volunteered with Volunteers in Medicine for over ten years.

In addition to being a pediatrician, she competes in fitness and dance competitions. She has competed in over 50 shows over the past 18 years, with many top place finishes. In 2011, she placed first in Fitness America Classic. In 2018, she competed in the Nevada State Senior Olympics and received a gold medal. She was named the A.A.U. North American Bodybuilding and Fitness 2019 Athlete of the Year.

She is currently the president of the Stanford Alumni Club of Southern Nevada, and from 2015-2016 she served as the president of the Stanford National Black Alumni Association.

Just this past year, she published her first book entitled "K.I.S.S.: Keep It Short And Simple For A Healthy, Sustainable Lifestyle".

She has bundled all her knowledge as a physician, former collegiate athlete, and fitness professional to create the ultimate guide for living a healthy yet simple lifestyle.

She is married to Dr. Carl Allen and has three children, along with one grand-daughter. Her twin sons graduated from Stanford University in June 2017, and her daughter is a practicing attorney in Houston, Texas. Her granddaughter is currently in the 9th grade.

Trina Wiggins, MD