All About Osteoarthritis: The Definitive Resource for by Nancy E. Lane

By Nancy E. Lane

Osteoarthritis afflicts approximately 25 million humans within the United States--two-thirds of every body over 65--and the numbers will purely develop within the coming years as child boomers age. but few that suffer from this disorder be aware of a lot approximately it--how to alleviate the soreness, what routines may also help decrease their agony, the way to curb on visits to the health care professional. In All approximately Osteoarthritis, major gurus at the disease--Nancy E. Lane and Daniel J. Wallace--join forces to supply the main updated and complete dialogue of osteoarthritis to be had, explaining what osteoarthritis is, how sufferers might help themselves, and the way to discover the easiest assets to regulate the ailment. The authors provide details in a transparent and available sort, with specific illustrations displaying how key joints--knees, hips, palms, backs, fingers, and necks--degenerate. They take readers in the course of the steps of prognosis, how the physique is affected, and how one can deal with the ailment. In easy language, they describe the entire tested remedies, together with new medicines and their unintended effects, and support readers be sure while surgical procedure might be worthy. The authors additionally study substitute remedies, clarifying which paintings, which could paintings, and which certainly don't. and so they define contemporary advances within the box and speak about the place those breakthroughs could lead us. whereas osteoarthritis such a lot acutely impacts the aged, it begins years ahead of, and plenty of humans undergo the aches and pains of the good sooner than previous age. For getting older child boomers, a lot should be performed prior to osteoarthritis turns into power and debilitating. This complete advisor will offer a very good source for sufferers and their households, caregivers, and doctors.

Show description

Read or Download All About Osteoarthritis: The Definitive Resource for Arthritis Patients and Their Families PDF

Best rheumatology books

Nutrition and Rheumatic Disease (Nutrition and Health)

During this ebook, specialists offer a accomplished evaluate of present wisdom concerning food and nutritional administration for the advanced set of rheumatic stipulations. in the disease-specific chapters, the authors current a historic point of view, a dialogue of the key medical beneficial properties, present administration and remedy, a evaluate of the literature regarding dietary prestige and vitamin, and nutritional concepts, according to present medical proof.

Fractures du genou (Approche pratique en orthopedie-traumatologie)

L'ambition de cet ouvrage est de faire un bilan complet mais pratique de l. a. prise en cost des fractures du genou et de leurs problems. L'équipe rédactionnelle regroupe des spécialistes internationaux dont beaucoup participent au groupe AO. l. a. stratégie d'imagerie, le bilan, l. a. class, les variétés anatomiques sont passés en revue pour chaque localisation anatomique.

Fibromyalgia and Other Central Pain Syndromes

This quantity is the 1st finished textual content dedicated to fibromyalgia and different centrally mediated power ache syndromes. prime specialists learn the most recent examine findings on those syndromes and current evidence-based stories of present controversies. Chapters speak about the definition, epidemiology, and pathophysiology of continual ache and fibromyalgia, the scientific displays of fibromyalgia syndrome, and relevant sensitization syndromes linked to continual neuromuscular soreness.

Lippincott’s Primary Care Rheumatology

This quantity of Lippincott's basic Care sequence can help relations practitioners, internists, nurse practitioners, and medical professional assistants comprehend, diagnose, and deal with the commonest rheumatologic difficulties obvious within the basic care atmosphere. Emphasis on day by day useful outpatient workplace perform distinguishes this from the numerous present rheumatology textbooks and it includes a variety of photographs to assist in prognosis and remedy.

Additional info for All About Osteoarthritis: The Definitive Resource for Arthritis Patients and Their Families

Example text

At least two million persons in Northern China, North Korea, and eastern Siberia have Kashin-Beck dis­ ease. Thought to derive from selenium deficiency, a fungal toxin in grain, or fulvic acid contamination in water, the processing of type II procollagen to mature type II collagen is inhibited and this leads to de­ velopmental abnormalities. It first appears in childhood and leads to profound deformities. In the northern Zululand region of South Africa, communities with early onset of osteoarthritis (especially of the hip) have been described where X-rays show little eburnation.

It's not that you don't feel well, but something different is going on. It could be that you are newly stiff, achy, or have noticed a deformity on your hand. What needs to be done? Who should you see? This chapter will guide you to a physician who can evaluate musculoskeletal complaints, initiate a diagnostic workup, and recom­ mend treatment. I HURT. WHO SHOULD I SEE TO EVALUATE MY COMPLAINT? There is a seemingly bewildering array of musculoskeletal specialists. Some are physicians; others are not.

Chapters 7 through 10 will address these issues. 39 This page intentionally left blank 7 What Happens at a Musculoskeletal Examination? Doctors think a lot of patients are cured who have simply quit in disgust. —Don Herold Something is not right. It's not that you don't feel well, but something different is going on. It could be that you are newly stiff, achy, or have noticed a deformity on your hand. What needs to be done? Who should you see? This chapter will guide you to a physician who can evaluate musculoskeletal complaints, initiate a diagnostic workup, and recom­ mend treatment.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.29 of 5 – based on 48 votes