Arthritis is not a disease of old age alone; neither should it hinder a person's independence or affect the personality.
Assuming that an arthritic condition has been confirmed and medication prescribed — it is important to remember that, in the end, controlling arthritis is a personal matter.
While medication has an important part in the treatment, best results are obtained when the treatment involves not only the doctor, the physical and occupational therapist, but also exercise, diet, weight control, rest and family support.
The book explains the comprehensive nature of arthritis management. Further, it dispels many misconceptions about how arthritis affects living a normal, healthy life. It gives specific exercises and practical tips to strengthen and keep active the different body-joints prone to arthritis.
Ada P Kahn, has a Master's degree in Public Health from Northwestern University Medical School, USA, and is a former member of the teaching faculty of the University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School and Columbia College, Chicago. She is a consultant to various pharmaceutical companies and medical associations.