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Table of Contents.
Introduction to Arthritis.
1: Understanding the Bones, Muscles, and Joints.
2: Overview of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases.
3: Statistics on Arthritis in the United States.
4: Risk Factors for Arthritis.
5: Joints Affected by Arthritis.
Types of Arthritis, Related Rheumatic Diseases, and Other Associated Medical Conditions.
6: Osteoarthritis (OA).
7: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).
8: Childhood Arthritis (Juvenile Arthritis).
9: Ankylosing Spondylitis.
10: Behçet Disease.
11: Bone Spurs, Bursitis, and Tendonitis.
12: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).
14: Gout and Chondrocalcinosis 2.
15: Infectious Forms of Arthritis.
19: Paget Disease of Bone.
20: Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis.
21: Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.
23: Sjögren Syndrome.
24: Work-Related Arthritis and Ergonomics.
25: Arthritis-Related to Other Disorders.
Medical and Surgical Treatments for Arthritis.
26: Your Arthritis Healthcare Provider.
27: Diagnosing and Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis.
28: Osteoarthritis Medicines.
29: Rheumatoid Arthritis Medicines.
30: Help Your Arthritis Treatment Work.
31: Surgical Procedures Used to Treat Arthritis.
32: Understanding Joint Replacement Surgery.
33: Knee Replacement.
34: Other Types of Joint Surgery.
Arthritis Self-Management: Strategies to Reduce Pain and Inflammation.
35: Managing Arthritis.
36: Chronic Pain Management.
37: Arthritis and Sleep Deprivation.
38: Weight Management and Arthritis.
39: Exercise and Arthritis.
40: Herbs, Dietary Supplements, and Arthritis.
41: Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Arthritis.
Living with Arthritis.
42: Living with Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases.
43: Healthy Eating and Arthritis.
44: Arthritis and Mental Health.
45: Maintaining Independence.
46: Arthritis and Sexuality.
47: Starting a Family: Pregnancy and Arthritis.
Additional Help and Information.
Glossary of Terms Related to Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases.
Directory of Organizations That Help People with Arthritis and Their Families.