Feb 15, 2017

7 Recommended Books for Living with Arthritis



You know what they say—knowledge is power! When living with arthritis, it is so important to stay informed on everything you can to best cope with the disease. One of the best ways to conquer physical pain is through our own mental strength. There are so many resources that better explain the physiology of arthritis. Whether you want to know more about what it does to your body, strategies to ease the pain, or what you can do for treatments, there is a book that can tell you! Below is a list of our favorite books on arthritis that we believe will benefit you greatly.

Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain

This incredibly helpful book by Lene Anderson guides you through what it means to live well with a chronic disease. This author has experience first-hand the effects of living with arthritis for over 40 years, allowing her to empathize with her readers on the often-debilitating moment that come with the autoimmune disease. This book covers everything from available treatment options, everyday tips for managing side effects, approaches to managing pain, and so much more! Not only that, but Lene Anderson uses an honest voice as she relates to the reader with vulnerability, humor, and honesty.

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

In this book, Tammi L. Shlotzhauer, M.D. and James L. McGuire, M.D. answer questions for arthritis patients and their loved ones, while also keeping them up-to-date on new treatment methods. The very intelligent authors provide approaches to coping with the pain and symptoms that are associated with rheumatoid arthritis, not only unpacking the science behind the disease, but also providing emotional guidance for coping. Living a normal life with arthritis is possible, and this book helps you take those steps towards normalcy.

Full Catastrophe Living

Living with arthritis is not only physically painful, but it can also be very stressful for the mind. The worry and energy put towards living with the disease can lead to anxiety and what feels like chaos in your world. This book dives into methods that have proven to reduce stress in the body, such as meditation, yoga, and positive relationships, among others. There are countless practices that you can apply to your everyday life to eliminate additional damage to your body. Live an overall healthier life after learning what Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. teaches you in this informational book.

Get a Grip: A Take-Charge Approach to Living with Arthritis 

Amy L. Leong was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the very young age of eighteen years old. Through living with the pain and effect of arthritis for many year, Amy provides first-hand experience to the trials and possibilities of living with this chronic disease. Coping with the disease is difficult, but not impossible. Amy, along with Joe Layden, provides hope and inspiration to all those who suffer with arthritis, offering practical approaches to overcoming the disease both at home and in the workplace.

Me and My Pain

Author Abbey Strauss covers the pain and life-altering struggles that arthritis patients deal with on a daily business. There are so many realistic aspects patients need to know to appropriately deal with the pain. This enlightening book helps patients understand the medications that are prescribed to you, the nature of your pain, how to handle relationships, and so much more.

You can never know too much when it comes to arthritis, and new information on this disease is always being released to the public. Stay informed about how to combat this illness and live your best possible life. In addition to reading new information about arthritis, our physician can also provide you with answers to any questions you might be having about arthritis. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you!