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Playing Through Arthritis : How to Conquer Pain and Enjoy Your Favorite Sports and Activities,9780071402248

Playing Through Arthritis : How to Conquer Pain and Enjoy Your Favorite Sports and Activities

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2/20/2003
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill
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"I have worked extensively with Dr. Silver educating people on how to win the battle over osteoarthritis. His book will be of tremendous value to the people trying to combat this disease."--Joe Namath Expert advice from the arthritis specialist who keeps athletes in the game and at their best For every active person sidelined by the pain of arthritis, whether a would-be weekend softball champion or potential marathon runner, rheumatologist Dr. David Silver offers a game plan for getting back in the action. Dr. Silver is the clinical chief of rheumatology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and consultant to a roster of celebrities and athletes. Dr. Silver has developed a pain reduction program specifically designed for active people. In Playing Through Arthritis, he shares his plan for maintaining an athletic lifestyle by combining exercise, nutrition, the latest medications, and the best alternative therapies. Key features include: Unique focus on those among the 43 million arthritis sufferers who are physically active Targeted exercises to dramatically lessen pain and stiffness in specific joints Expert medical advice on nutrition, medications, and alternative therapies

Author Biography

David S. Silver, M.D. is the clinical chief of rheumatology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCLA. He also directs the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Before You Beginp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Exercisep. 13
How Does Exercise Prevent and Treat Osteoarthritis?p. 14
Joint Flexibility and Range of Motionp. 17
Lower Backp. 18
Knees and Hipsp. 24
Ankles and Feetp. 29
Neckp. 30
Upper Back and Shouldersp. 34
Elbowsp. 39
Wrists, Hands, and Fingersp. 39
Muscle Strength and Endurancep. 41
Lower Backp. 41
Kneesp. 45
Hipsp. 50
Ankles and Feetp. 51
Neck, Upper Back, and Shouldersp. 53
Elbowsp. 56
Wrists, Hands, and Fingersp. 57
Aerobic Exercisep. 59
Walkingp. 61
Bicyclingp. 62
Yoga and Tai Chip. 63
Swimmingp. 64
Other Aerobic Exercisesp. 64
Warm Water Exercisesp. 65
The Final Playp. 68
Nutrition and Vitaminsp. 69
Ideal Body Weight and Arthritisp. 70
Are There Foods or Vitamins That May Help Prevent or Treat Arthritis?p. 73
Whole Foods Versus Refined Foodsp. 73
Omega-3 Fatty Acidsp. 74
Nightshade Foodsp. 75
Bioflavonoidsp. 75
Antioxidantsp. 76
Vitamin A and Beta-Carotenep. 77
The B Vitaminsp. 77
Vitamin Cp. 78
Vitamin Dp. 78
Vitamin E and Seleniump. 79
Boronp. 79
Zincp. 80
How Much of These Vitamins and Minerals Should I Take?p. 80
The Model Arthritis Dietp. 81
Halftime Pep Talk: Coping with Stress and Depressionp. 85
Recognizing the Signs and Triggers of Stressp. 87
Depressionp. 91
Traditional Therapiesp. 95
Acetaminophenp. 96
Topical Creamsp. 97
Injectionsp. 99
Pain Medicationsp. 101
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugsp. 102
COX-2 Inhibitorsp. 105
Diacereinp. 108
Metalloproteinase Inhibitorsp. 108
Tetracyclinesp. 109
Heat and Coldp. 109
Bracingp. 110
Liquid Cartilagep. 111
Surgeryp. 111
Is the Cure on the Horizon?p. 112
How Does All of This Fit into Your Strategy?p. 113
Alternative Therapiesp. 115
General Guidelinesp. 117
Glucosamine and Chondroitinp. 119
MSM, SAM-e, DMSO, and Other Sulfur Compoundsp. 122
Cetyl Myristoleatep. 124
Emu Oilp. 125
Other Herbal and Dietary Remediesp. 125
Turmeric (Curcumin)p. 126
Boswelliap. 126
Gingerp. 127
Bromelainp. 128
Cartilage and Collagenp. 129
Acupuncturep. 130
Magnet Therapyp. 131
Massage, Rolfing, and Feldencritzp. 132
Manipulation and Other Manual Techniquesp. 133
Homeopathyp. 134
Working Overtime: Your Personalized Arthritis Strategyp. 137
Set Your Goalsp. 138
Make Timep. 139
Right Out What to Incorporate into Your Strategyp. 141
Choose Exercises to Meet Your Goalsp. 142
Walking and Joggingp. 143
Hikingp. 144
Golfp. 144
Tennisp. 147
Basketballp. 150
Softball and Baseballp. 152
Soccerp. 154
Skiing (and Snowboarding)p. 155
Footballp. 159
Volleyballp. 160
Bicyclingp. 161
In-Line Skatingp. 162
Aerobicsp. 162
Swimmingp. 164
Bowlingp. 165
Other Sportsp. 165
Sex and Arthritisp. 165
Choose the Right Medicationp. 166
Find the Right Doctorp. 167
Rheumatologistsp. 167
Orthopedic Surgeonsp. 168
Physiatristsp. 168
Internistsp. 168
Family Practitionersp. 169
Put It All Togetherp. 169
Final Thoughtsp. 171
Bibliographyp. 173
Indexp. 181
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