Improve your health, ease pain, and live life to the full. This book contains expert advice based on up-to-the-minute research, from specialists in arthritis care. This is an authoritative, yet easy-to-understand guide to every type of arthritis, from juvenile to rheumatoid & osteoarthritis, as well as associated conditions such as lupus & osteoporosis. Find the answers to all your questions on exercise, medication, surgery, pain relief, complementary therapies, nutrition & more. It includes: a chapter on What is Arthritis? looking at the causes, symptoms, different types, diagnosis, long-term prognosis & who is most likely to be affected; simple exercise routines to keep you mobile & diet plans for a healthy lifestyle; treatment options for both allopathic drug & surgical treatment (with pros & cons for each), plus complementary therapies & exercise-based therapies known to help, supplements & herbal medicines. It also includes advice on assessing health-care services.
Commended for BMA Medical Book of the Year Award 2007.
Arthritis Care is the UK's largest voluntary organisation working with and for people with arthritis, working closely with health professionals and other arthritis organisations in the UK and internationally.