Mayo Clinic Guide to Arthritis: Managing Joint Pain for an Active Life

Category: Book
By (author): Peterson, Lynne S.
Subject:  HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Musculoskeletal
  HEALTH & FITNESS / Healthy Living
  HEALTH & FITNESS / Pain Management
  MEDICAL / General
Publisher: Mayo Clinic Press
Published: September 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 9.12in x 7.37in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*From the doctors at Mayo Clinic, the top-ranked hospital in the U.S., this book is a complete guide to understanding and living with arthritis. Find the latest expertise on various forms of arthritis, medications and other treatment options, and self care to successfully manage joint pain and continue an active life.

If you have joint pain, you know it can lead to frustrating limitations in daily life. In fact, arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States. This complex group of joint diseases - osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and many other forms - affects at least 54 million Americans. But living with arthritis doesn't have to mean sitting on the sidelines.

Understanding the cause of your joint pain is key to finding relief. This book offers the same expert knowledge that Mayo Clinic doctors, nurses and therapists use in caring for patients. Gain a better grasp of how arthritis works, discover the latest advances in treatment options, and find out how activity, your diet, work and daily habits play a role in managing the disease. These tools can help you take control of joint pain to live more comfortably and get back to the activities you love. 

Mayo Clinic Guide to Arthritis is divided into three parts:

Part 1 breaks down different forms of arthritis and joint pain to help you understand their causes, their signs and symptoms, and what each may mean for your health.

Part 2 explores the latest in arthritis treatments, including new medications to slow or stop the disease, improved options for joint surgery, joint injections, and evidence-based guidance on pain control and integrative medicine.

Part 3 provides practical tips for living with arthritis. Chapters focus on staying active, eating a healthy diet, caring for your mental health, protecting your joints, traveling and working.
Biographical NoteLynne S. Peterson, M.D., is a rheumatologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and an assistant professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. A graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine, she completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in rheumatology at Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Peterson has presented nationally and internationally on her research, focused on adult rheumatology. She has been recognized with multiple Clinical Researcher of the Year awards from the Rheumatoid Arthritis Investigational Network as well as the organization's Clinical Distinction Award.