Joint and muscular (rheumatic) conditions are extremely common, cause much disability and time off work and are among the most common reasons for anyone to visit a doctor. Some of the rarer arthritic conditions can cause considerable problems, and a few can be life-threatening. Covers all main joint conditions plus the essential facts about the rarer ones Explains the known facts about the causes and prevention of arthritis Complementary and conventional medical treatments are covered with particular emphasis on the pros and cons of the common anti-inflammatory drugs Osteoporosis, gout, back pain and sciatica are also covered in detail Will be of interest to a wide range of people with all types of joint disease
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