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Arthritis sourcebook : basic consumer health information about the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, gout, infectious arthritis, and auto-immune disorders associated with arthritis, along with facts about medications ...

Author: Amy L Sutton
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, ©2010.
Series: Health reference series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"Provides basic consumer health information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for major forms of arthritis, along with self-care tips and coping strategies. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"--Provided by publisher.
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Arthritis sourcebook.
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, ©2010
(OCoLC)762082513
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy L Sutton
ISBN: 9780780810778 0780810775
OCLC Number: 458893382
Description: xviii, 659 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Introduction to arthritis. Understanding the bones, muscles, and joints --
Overview of arthritis and rheumatic diseases --
Statistics on arthritis in the United States --
Risk factors for arthritis : Genetic risk factor for arthritis identified ; Veterans' orthopedic injuries contribute to arthritis ; Weight and joint pain --
Joints affected by arthritis : Arthritis of the shoulder ; Arthritis of the wrist ; Arthritis of the hip ; Arthritis of the knee ; Arthritis of the foot and ankle. pt. II. Types of arthritis, related rheumatic diseases, and other associated medical conditions. Osteoarthritis (OA) : Understanding osteoarthritis ; Spinal stenosis can be caused by OA --
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) : All about RA ; Heart disease and RA --
Childhood arthritis : Questions and answers about childhood arthritis ; Systemic-onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (still disease) ; Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and vision loss ; Parenting a child with a chronic illness --
Ankylosing spondylitis --
Behçet disease --
Bone spurs, bursitis, and tendonitis : Bone spurs can cause foot pain ; Bursitis and tendonitis --
Carpal tunnel syndrome --
Fibromyalgia : Questions and answers about fibromyalgia ; Gabapentin shown effective for fibromyalgia pain --
Gout and pseudogout : Gout ; Pseudogout --
Infectious forms of arthritis : Arthritis associated with Lyme disease ; Reactive arthritis ; Septic arthritis --
Lupus --
Myositis --
Osteoporosis : Understanding osteoporosis ; Osteoporosis and arthritis: two common but different conditions ; What people with RA need to know about osteoporosis --
Paget disease of bone --
Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis --
Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis : Psoriasis ; Psoriatic arthritis --
Scleroderma --
Sjögren syndrome --
Arthritis related to other disorders : Arthritis and human immunodeficiency virus ; Arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. pt. III. Medical and surgical treatments for arthritis. Your arthritis health care provider : What is a rheumatologist? ; Choosing a doctor ; Physician-patient partnership improves physical functioning ; Tips for talking to your doctor --
Diagnosing and treating arthritis --
Overview of pain medicines for rheumatic diseases --
Osteoarthritis medicines --
Rheumatoid arthritis medicines --
Injections to treat arthritis pain and inflammation : Viscosupplementation and corticosteroid injection ; Botulinum toxin injections and osteoarthritis --
Tools and devices help arthritis patients do everyday tasks --
Help your arthritis treatment work : How patients can prevent arthritis damage ; Heat and cold therapies for arthritis --
Surgical procedures used to treat arthritis : Orthopedic procedures increase dramatically ; Arthroscopic surgery ; Bone fusion surgery --
Understanding joint replacement surgery --
Knee replacement : All about total knee replacement ; Knee replacement rates vary by ethnicity ; Experience is key for knee replacement outcomes --
Other types of joint surgery : Hip replacement ; Shoulder replacement ; Joint revision surgery --
Before, during, and after joint replacement. pt. IV. Arthritis self-management: strategies to reduce pain and inflammation. Questions and answers about arthritis pain --
Tips on dealing with your pain : Pain management tips ; Joint protection: what is it and why is it important? --
Lifestyle changes to manage pain --
Arthritis and sleep deprivation --
Weight management and arthritis --
Exercise and arthritis : Questions and answers about arthritis and exercise ; Yoga promotes physical fitness and joint health ; Water aerobics can benefit people with arthritis --
Nutrition and arthritis : Eating right with arthritis ; Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and gluten intolerance: is there a connection? --
Herbs, dietary supplements, and arthritis : Glucosamine and chrondroitin fare no better than placebo in slowing arthritis damage ; Effectiveness of glucosamine and chrondroitin depends on level of arthritis pain ; Flaxseed and flaxseed oil ; Omega-3 fatty acids ; Thunder God vine ; S-adenosylmethionine and methyl sulfonyl methane --
Complementary and alternative medicine for arthritis : Arthritis patients skeptical of conventional medical practices likely to use alternative medicine ; Acupuncture relieves arthritis pain and improves function ; Chiropractic care aids patients with chronic, pain-related conditions ; Massage therapy for managing arthritis pain. pt. V. Living with arthritis. Depression and arthritis : Depression may be underdiagnosed in people with arthritis ; Symptoms of depression in people with arthritis --
Stress and arthritis : Coping with arthritis stress ; Stress management for caregivers --
Maintaining independence : Modifying your home for independence ; Avoiding falls and fractures ; Gadgets can make life with arthritis easier ; Driving when you have arthritis --
Relationships and arthritis : A spouse can ease the pain of arthritis ; Sexuality and arthritis --
Starting a family : pregnancy and arthritis --
Financial, employment, and legal concerns : Financial planning questions for people with rheumatic disease ; Work and legal rights if you're disabled by arthritis. pt. VI. Additional help and information. Glossary of terms related to arthritis and rheumatic diseases --
Directory of organizations that help people with arthritis and their families.
Series Title: Health reference series.
Responsibility: edited by Amy L. Sutton.

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"Provides basic consumer health information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for major forms of arthritis, along with self-care tips and coping strategies. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"--Provided by publisher.

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