Author(s): Kate Lorig
This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition, which is strongly recommended by both the Arthritis Foundation and the Arthritis Society. The Arthritis Helpbook is the world's leading guide to coping with joint pain, and has been used by more than 600,000 readers over its twenty years in print. It succeeds because of its tested advice, its hundreds of useful hints, and its emphasis on self-management - helping people with arthritis and fibromyalgia to achieve their own health goals. The book allows readers to: understand the different kinds of arthritis and fibromyalgia; learn proven techniques to reduce pain and increase dexterity; build a calcium-rich diet and maintain a healthy weight; design an exercise program that matches their needs; find tips and gadgets that solve common problems, big and small; articulate the experience with family, friends, colleagues, and doctors; overcome fatigue, depression, and other troubling feelings associated with these health issues; and learn about all available arthritis medications and surgeries.