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Arthritis For Dummies

Fox, Barry / Taylor, Nadine


3. Edition August 2022
400 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-88539-9
John Wiley & Sons

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An easy-to-understand in-depth look at of one of the most common medical conditions in the world

If you're one of the 350 million people around the world who suffer from arthritis, you know how challenging it can be to live with it. And if you care for someone who has arthritis, you know how difficult it is to help your loved one live comfortably with the disease.

Arthritis For Dummies was written for you. In it, you'll find no-nonsense guidance based on the latest arthritis research, the straight goods on medications old and new, and up-to-date info on over 40 forms of the disease, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and more. You'll also find:
* Ten new cutting-edge treatments for arthritis
* A complete rundown of medications for arthritis, including the very latest ones
* Diet strategies to help combat arthritis pain and improve joint function
* The best exercises for building stronger joints and easing arthritis pain
* Biomechanical techniques to help ward off joint damage

An essential handbook for all who suffer from arthritis, as well as their caregivers, friends, and family, Arthritis For Dummies is the all-in-one handbook that shows you how to control arthritis symptoms, deal with chronic pain, assemble a top-notch healthcare team, and do much to help others who suffer from the disease.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Making Sense of the Types of Arthritis 5

Chapter 1: What Is Arthritis? 7

Chapter 2: Osteoarthritis: The Most Common Form 29

Chapter 3: A War Within: Rheumatoid Arthritis 41

Chapter 4: Investigating Other Forms of Arthritis 57

Chapter 5: Exploring Other Conditions Linked to Arthritis 69

Part 2: Tests and Treatments: What to Expect 91

Chapter 6: Your Doctor and You: Allies Against Arthritis 93

Chapter 7: Judging Joint Health with Low- and High-Tech Tests 103

Chapter 8: From Aspirin to Steroids: Medicines for Arthritis 113

Chapter 9: Cuts That Cure: Surgeries for Arthritis 143

Chapter 10: Overcoming the Ouch: Strategies for Pain Management 157

Part 3: The Arthritis Lifestyle Strategy 171

Chapter 11: Fighting the Pain with Foods and Supplements 173

Chapter 12: Oiling Your Joints with Exercise 195

Chapter 13: The Right Stride and Other Ways to Protect Your Joints 221

Chapter 14: Controlling Your Stress, Aggression, and Depression 233

Chapter 15: Day-to-Day Living with Arthritis 247

Part 4: Is Alternative Medicine for You? 259

Chapter 16: Exploring Alternative Medicine 261

Chapter 17: Discovering Herbs and Homeopathy 271

Chapter 18: Hands-On Healing Methods 289

Chapter 19: Other Alternative Approaches 301

Part 5: The Part of Tens 311

Chapter 20: Ten Crackerjack New Treatments 313

Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Traveling with Arthritis 323

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Save on Prescriptions 331

Chapter 23: Ten Professionals Who Can Help You Fight Arthritis 337

Part 6: Appendixes 345

Appendix A: Glossary 347

Appendix B: Resources 355

Appendix C: Weight Loss And Management Guide 365

Index 371
Nadine Taylor is a registered dietitian and contributing editor to the bestseller The Arthritis Cure. She is also author of Green Tea: The Natural Secret to a Healthier Life.

Barry Fox, PhD, is a best-selling writer who has authored or co-authored 20 health books and over 160 health-related articles. His works include the New York Times #1 bestseller, The Arthritis Cure, and many more.