The Arthritis Helpbook : A Tested Self-management Program for Coping with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, Paperback

The Arthritis Helpbook : A Tested Self-management Program for Coping with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Paperback

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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.

Chapters allow readers to: 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 Overcome fatigue, depression, and other troubling feelings associated with these health issues Learn about all available arthritis medications and surgeries


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Coping with illness
  • ISBN: 9780738210384



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For the most part this book gave good advice for individuals with severe arthritis. However, if your arthritis is not severe or you are fairly young, this may not be the book for you. I also strongly disagree with some of the information in the book. For example, I don't agree that individuals that take biological response modifiers are "unethical" because they consume more than 6,000 worth of healthcare. I have a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration and I think that these authors are guided by their political beliefs in much of what is said, not facts - certainly not what one expects from a self-help book.