Stop Osteoarthritis Now: Halting the Baby Boomers' Disease
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.