ISBN-13: 9780684814391 / Angielski / Miękka / 1996 / 256 str.
Many people between the ages of 30 and 40 unknowingly begin to develop the first signs of osteoarthritis, which can become a debilitating condition. This guide provides information on evaluating one's own risk of developing osteoarthritis, explains how to prevent its onset, and gives sound guidelines for lessening its effects. Real-life anecdotes and a question-and-answer section are included.
What exactly is this debilitating disease? It is an inflammation in or around the joints caused by wear and tear on the cartilage and bone, resulting in pain, swelling, or stiffness in the back, knees, hips, hands, or other joints. The good news is that osteoarthritis can be successfully treated and may even be delayed or prevented. In Stop Osteoarthritis Now! Dr. Harris H. McIlwain provides the reader with a five-step basic treatment plan for self-help involving moist heat, exercise, weight control, medication, and joint protection; a three-step prevention program; a guide to nonstandard treatments, such as vitamin supplements, creams, spas, meditation, acupuncture, and more; and stress-reduction tools that can help end osteoarthritis pain, including relaxation techniques, visualization, and sleep and diet advice.