The Arthritis Handbook

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März 2011



This comprehensive, but also highly practical and useful book deals with the basics what arthritis is, how it develops, and how readers can manage it. This is the first guide to osteoarthritis that focuses on how a combination of diet, exercise, and supplementation can be used to prevent and treat the disease. It will provide readers with the knowledge they need to take the appropriate steps to return to a healthy, pain-free, active life. The Arthritis Book begins by dispelling the common myth that arthritis pain is an inevitable part of getting older. The truth is that arthritis pain is no more inevitable than cancer or heart disease. By taking the appropriate steps, readers can reduce their chances of ever developing arthritis, and reduce the associated pain and disability if they already have it. There are numerous ways to prevent and treat arthritis. Getting back to a pain-free life requires a combination of common sense advice, an appropriate diet, targeted exercise, and a few carefully selected supplements. The Arthritis Book takes the reader on a detailed tour of how to combat arthritis by these simple means, and in many cases to avoid the use of medications, injection therapy, and surgery. When these more aggressive therapies are necessary, emphasis is placed on using them as a "window of opportunity” to return to exercise and nutrition as preventative tools to keep the disease from worsening further. Detailed exercises with photographs can be done at home, at a gym, or under a trainer's or physical therapist's supervision. Nutritional strategies are presented in detail, along with suggestions for ways of keeping on track. Some of the advice is common sense; some is less obvious. Each topic discussed is accompanied by information about why it is important. In today's increasing subspecialization of medicine, it becomes even more important for patients to know more about their ailments so that they can take an active role in discussing various treatment options with their doctors. This book enables them to do just that. The Arthritis Book provides readers with the information they need to advocate for themselves and to get the quality care they deserve.


Part I. Getting to Know Your Joints and How Osteoarthritis Develops
1. Understanding your Joints
2. How Joints Develop Arthritis
3. Obesity and Arthritis
4. Making the Diagnosis

Part II. Nutrition
5. Nutrition Overview-Getting Started With the Cure
6. Drink Plenty of Fluids, Mostly Water
7. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
8. Eat More Cold Water Fish
9. Eat Red Meat Sparingly
10. Processed Foods
11. Changing Your Diet: Moving Words into Action

Part III. Exercise
12. General Exercise Principles: Getting Started
13. Stretching
14. Principles of Strength Training
15. Strength Training Exercises
16. Aerobic Exercises
17. Exercise Prescriptions for the Knee and Hip
18. Achieving Lasting Lifestyle Changes

Part IV. Supplements
19. Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate
20. Fish Oil and Other Supplements

Part V. Medical and Surgical Options
21. Medications
22. Injections
23. Surgery
24. Conclusion
Web Sites for Further Information
Additional Reading


Grant Cooper, M.D., is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician who specializes in the care of people with spine, sports, and musculoskeletal problems. He has a special interest in back and joint pain, and has published numerous articles and books in this area. He is with the Princeton Spine & Joint Center in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Cooper has received national and international recognition for his research on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. He is the co-editor-in-chief for the journal Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine. As the host of "Back Pain Radio” (World Talk Radio), Dr. Cooper emphasized the concept that understanding your health problems and what you can do about them empowers people to make lasting changes for a healthier life. This book is intended to help his readers achieve that goal.


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EAN: 9781936832019
Untertitel: Improve Your Health and Manage the Pain of Osteoarthritis. EPUB. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Diamedica
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2011
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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