Arthritis Sourcebook, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0780811100
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811102
  • DDC: 616.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 628 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released April 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Arthritis, or joint inflammation, is a general term that refers to the more than 100 rheumatic diseases that may affect the joints but can also cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in other parts of the body such as the muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and internal organs. Arthritis--a chronic, lifelong disease that has no cure--is the number one cause of disability among Americans and affects one in three U.S. adults.

Arthritis Sourcebook provides general information about degenerative, inflammatory, and infectious forms of arthritis and the effect of arthritis on specific joints. Metabolic and connective tissue disorders that cause arthritis and disorders with symptoms that can mimic arthritis are also explained, along with comprehensive information about the process of diagnosing and treating arthritis.

The book describes traditional pain management techniques, such as medicines and physical therapy, and explains alternative and complementary methods for managing the pain and disability associated with arthritis. Also included are tips for exercising, eating right, and coping with daily challenges. A glossary of arthritis-related health terms and directories of informational and support organizations guide readers seeking additional help and information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction to Arthritis.
2: Understanding the Bones, Muscles, and Joints.
3: Overview of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases.
4: Statistics on Arthritis in the United States.
5: Risk Factors for Arthritis.
6: Joints Affected by Arthritis.
7: Types of Arthritis, Related Rheumatic Diseases, and Other Associated Medical Conditions.
8: Osteoarthritis (OA).
9: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).
10: Childhood Arthritis.
11: Ankylosing Spondylitis.
12: Behçet Disease.
13: Bone Spurs, Bursitis, and Tendonitis.
14: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
15: Fibromyalgia.
16: Gout and Pseudogout.
17: Infectious Forms of Arthritis.
18: Lupus.
19: Myositis.
20: Osteoporosis.
21: Paget Disease of Bone.
22: Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis.
23: Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.
24: Scleroderma.
25: Sjögren Syndrome.
26: Arthritis Related to Other Disorders.
27: Medical and Surgical Treatments for Arthritis.
28: Your Arthritis Health Care Provider.
29: Diagnosing and Treating Arthritis.
30: Overview of Pain Medicines for Rheumatic Diseases.
31: Osteoarthritis Medicines.
32: Rheumatoid Arthritis Medicines.
33: Injections to Treat Arthritis Pain and Inflammation.
34: Tools and Devices Help Arthritis Patients do Everyday Tasks.
35: Help Your Arthritis Treatment Work.
36: Surgical Procedures Used to Treat Arthritis.
37: Understanding Joint Replacement Surgery.
38: Knee Replacement.
39: Other Types of Joint Surgery.
40: Before, During, and After Joint Replacement.
41: Arthritis Self-Management: Strategies to Reduce Pain and Inflammation.
42: Questions and Answers about Arthritis Pain.
43: Tips on Dealing with Your Pain.
44: Lifestyle Changes to Manage Pain.
45: Arthritis and Sleep Deprivation.
46: Weight Management and Arthritis.
47: Exercise and Arthritis.
48: Nutrition and Arthritis.
49: Herbs, Dietary Supplements, and Arthritis.
50: Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Arthritis.
51: Living with Arthritis.
52: Depression and Arthritis.
53: Stress and Arthritis.
54: Maintaining Independence.
55: Relationships and Arthritis.
56: Starting a Family: Pregnancy and Arthritis.
57: Financial, Employment, and Legal Concerns.
58: Additional Help and Information.
59: Glossary of Terms Related to Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases.
60: Directory of Organizations that Help People with Arthritis and Their Families.