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"Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints, which results in pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited movement. There are over 100 different types of arthritis." -- PubMedHealth


Selected Books

Arthritis Sourcebook
RC933.A665257 2010
Basic consumer health information about specific forms of arthritis and related disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, polymyalgia rheumatica, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthropathies, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile ankylosing spondylitis; along with information about medical, surgical, and alternative treatment options, and including strategies for coping with pain, fatigue, and stress.
Bales, Peter
Osteoarthritis: Preventing and Healing Without Drugs
RC931.O67 B35 2008
Bales (orthopedic surgery, UC Davis Medical Center of Orthopaedics) discusses new approaches to treating osteoarthritis using the latest in genetic research, helping patients and health care professionals to manage symptoms without the use of prescription medication. The author describes the mechanisms that cause osteoarthritis and recommends specific dietary plans that decrease the production of the free radicals that can raise blood sugar levels, create hormonal imbalances, and ultimately destroy cartilage in joints.
Brewer, Sarah
Overcoming Arthritis: The Complete Complementary Health Program
RC933.B727 2009
Designed to work with conventional therapies, Brewer provides an easy-to-follow program to reduce joint pain and swelling, increase mobility, and boost overall health and well-being.
Fishman, Loren
Yoga for Arthritis: The Complete Guide
RC933.F543 2008
Exercise is beneficial to most forms of arthritis, specifically low-impact, flexibility-enhancing exercises like yoga.
Hohler, Sharon E.
Arthritis: A Patient's Guide
RC933.H57 2008
This resource handbook for patients suffering from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis provides a guide to modern holistic, medical, and surgical treatments, offering an overview of the most popular conservative treatments, including pain medications, nutrition therapy, alternative health treatments, exercises, and diet. The book also offers tips on selecting a surgeon, preparing for surgery, and facilitating a healthy recovery.
Mitchell, Deborah R.
The Complete Guide to Healing Arthritis
RC933.M58 2011
Includes medical, surgical and alternative therapies for arthritis.
Ni, Maoshing and Jason Moskovitz
Arthritis: Secrets of Natural Healing
RC933.N5 2012x
In Arthritis: Secrets of Natural Healing you will discover how to care for the health of your joints through the Chinese healing tradition -- diet and nutrition, herbal therapy, body work, and self-care, along with acupressure and exercise therapy.
Quinn, Campion and Larry Greenbaum
100 Questions & Answers about Arthritis
RC933.Q85 2008
More than 2 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. Written by a prominent physician, this book provides authoritative, practical answers to 100 of the most common questions asked by arthritis patients and their caregivers.

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