All About Joints: How to Prevent and Recover from Common by Irwin M. Siegel MD

By Irwin M. Siegel MD

All approximately Joints tells you every thing you should learn about your joints, how they paintings, how they are often injured, health problems to which they're companies, and the way to maintain them fit. The ebook is written for these eager to larger comprehend general functioning of the musculoskeletal procedure and the wounds and illnesses to which it's topic. It covers functional concerns resembling right workout and activities, the prevention and remedy of damage, arthritis and different illnesses that have an effect on our joints, and lots more and plenty extra. Tables of tutorial fabrics, illustrations, and various diagrams aid readers comprehend the textual content. an inventory of books for urged extra studying and a convenient thesaurus are integrated. All approximately Joints will train readers every thing they should understand to be able to to appreciate their joints, how they paintings, and the way to maintain them in best shape.

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The more a joint is exercised, the healthier it is likely to be. Moist heat often alleviates chronic discomfort, and cold packs may be used for acute distress. The pain and stiffness of osteoarthritic hands can be relieved by warm wax treatments. Ultrasound and even diathermy have been used with success. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) consists of a portable battery wired to pads that attach to the skin. The electrical current stimulates nerves, thereby relieving pain. Alternative therapies include acupuncture, which increases the production of endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers), provides counterirritation, and closes a selected central nervous system “gate” to pain.

Some examples are probenecid and allopurinol. With all the folklore, it sometimes is difficult to sort fact from fiction, but, venery and overeating apart, gout is very real to those who suffer it, and no joking matter! , a 46-year-old, overweight shoe salesman, presented with the sudden onset of redness, swelling, pain, and tenderness at the base of his left great toe. This attack of pain awakened him from a sound sleep in the middle of the night. That evening he had eaten a large dinner accompanied by copious amounts of red wine.

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