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Arthritis is a major cause of joint pain, but there are myriad others. This is the first book to provide everyday readers with a comprehensive guide to musculoskeletal disease and pain, from degenerative arthritis in the elderly to common sports injury in young athletes.
Dr. Joseph A Abboud and Dr Soo Kim Abboudoffer lear, medically based information on the most common diseases to affect the musculoskeletal system. They explain each major joint in detail and draw on their extensive experience with patients to offer sound advice on treatment and prevention options. They also discuss the pros and cons of alternative medicine techniques, and they assess which of the newest technologies really work. With one hundred illustrations, specific instructions for beneficial exercises, and a helpful glossary, this manual is just what the doctor ordered for weekend warriors and anyone else who is contending with joint pain.
About the Author
Joseph A Abboud, M D, is clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine at 3B Orthopaedics, in Philadelphia, Pa., and trained both at Penn and at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Soo Kim Abbound, M D, is clinical assistant professor of otolaryngology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and trained both at Penn and at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Table of Contents
The Many Causes of Joint Pain
Where Joint Pain Occurs
Treating Joint Pain
Possible Future Therapies
Appendix : Resources for Additional Information
Glossary of Frequently Used Terms