Mayo Clinic Guide to Arthritis

Mayo Clinic Guide to Arthritis

Managing Joint Pain for an Active Life

Lynne S. Peterson


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A guide to living well with this common—and complex—condition fromone of the most reliable, respected health resources that Americans have” (Publishers Weekly).
From the doctors at Mayo Clinic—the top-ranked hospital in the country according to US News & World Report—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 stay active and independent.
If you have joint pain, you know it can lead to frustrating limitations in daily life. In fact, this complex group of joint diseases—osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and many other forms—is the most common cause of disability in the United States. But living with it doesn’t have to mean sitting on the sidelines. This book offers the same expert knowledge that Mayo Clinic doctors, nurses and therapists use in caring for patients. Mayo Clinic Guide to Arthritis:
• 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
• 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
• Provides practical tips for living with arthritis while exercising, traveling, or working
• Offers useful advice on diet, mental health, and protecting your joints


Lynne S. Peterson:
Lynne 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.