Mayo Clinic Guide to Arthritis, Second Edition

by Lynne S. Peterson, M.D.

Mayo Clinic Guide to Arthritis, Second Edition

by Lynne S. Peterson, M.D.


Managing joint pain for an active life

Lynne S. Peterson, M.D.

  • Clear explanations to help readers understand the signs and risks of various forms of arthritis.
  • Updated guidance on the most recent developments in arthritis medications, particularly biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) to treat inflammatory arthritis.
  • Expanded and updated sections on integrative medicine treatment for arthritis, exercise, diet and mental health, for a whole-body approach to treatment.



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The facts


million adults in the U.S. are affected by Osteoarthritis (OA), also called degenerative joint disease or wear-and-tear arthritis


If you have joint pain, you know it can lead to frustrating limitations in daily life. In fact, arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States. This complex group of joint diseases, which includes osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis among others, affects at least 54 million Americans — but living with arthritis doesn’t have to mean sitting on the sidelines.

Understanding the cause of your joint pain is key to finding relief. This book offers the same expert knowledge that Mayo Clinic doctors, nurses and therapists use in caring for patients. Gain a better grasp of how arthritis works; discover the latest advances in treatment options; and find out how activity, your diet, work and daily habits play a role in managing the disease. These tools can help you take control of joint pain to live more comfortably and get back to the activities you love.

Softcover • 7.375 x 9.125 Inches • 352 Pages • Mayo Clinic Press • 2020 • ISBN 9781893005556

About the Author

About the author

Lynne S. Peterson, M.D.

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