From the doctors at Mayo Clinic, the top-ranked hospital in the US, this book is a complete guide to understanding and living with arthritis. Find the latest expertise on various forms of arthritis, medications, and other treatment options, and self care to successfully manage joint pain and continue an active life.
If you have joint pain, you know it can lead to frustrating limitations in daily life. In fact, arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States. This complex group of joint diseasesosteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and many other formsaffects at least 54 million Americans. But living with arthritis doesnt have to mean sitting on the sidelines.
Understanding the cause of your joint pain is key to finding relief. This book offers the same expert knowledge that Mayo Clinic doctors, nurses, and therapists use in caring for patients. Gain a better grasp of how arthritis works, discover the latest advances in treatment options, and find out how activity, your diet, work, and daily habits play a role in managing the disease. These tools can help you take control of joint pain to live more comfortably and get back to the activities you love.
Mayo Clinic Guide to Arthritis is divided into three parts:
Part 1 breaks down different forms of arthritis and joint pain to help you understand their causes, their signs and symptoms, and what each may mean for your health.
Part 2 explores the latest in arthritis treatments, including new medications to slow or stop the disease, improved options for joint surgery, joint injections, and evidence-based guidance on pain control and integrative medicine.
Part 3 provides practical tips for living with arthritis. Chapters focus on staying active, eating a healthy diet, caring for your mental health, protecting your joints, traveling, and working.