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When orthopedic surgeon Dr. Vangsness met with new patient Susan, a middle-aged woman diagnosed with arthritis, he began an explanation of the disease and available treatments. Before long, she told him it was a lot to remember, and asked if he had any written material she could take home or a book she could read. The realization that no such book existed inspired him to write this one. Since arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability, this book fills a huge need. As Dr. Vangsness points out, “If you are over fifty-five years of age, you have a 75 percent chance of developing arthritis in your lifetime. By the time you’re seventy-nine years old, you’re virtually guaranteed of having some arthritis symptoms.”

Do you know the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis? Did you know there are more than a hundred types of arthritis? Do you know what causes arthritis in the first place? In this book there are answers to hundreds of questions you didn’t even know to ask. There are chapters on the latest research, treatments and drugs, as well as chapters on alternative therapies, supplements and preventative steps to inhibit the progression of the disease. Written in plain language for sufferers of arthritis, it is an easy education about arthritis authored by an internationally-recognized orthopedic surgeon who regularly treats sufferers of the disease.

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