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Mayo Clinic Guide to Arthritis, Second Edition

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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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.

2020 • 400 pages • Mayo Clinic Press

Lynne S. Peterson, M.D.

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. She is also a two-time Arthritis Walk Medical Honoree, conferred by the Arthritis Foundation.

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