Feb 15, 2017

Six Recommended Books for Living with Arthritis

You know what they say—knowledge is power! When living with arthritis, it is essential 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 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 beneficial book by Lene Anderson guides you through what it means to live well with a chronic disease. This author has experienced first-hand the effects of living with arthritis, allowing her to empathize with her readers on the often-debilitating moments 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 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. answers questions for arthritis patients and their loved ones while also keeping them up-to-date on new treatment methods. The brilliant authors provide approaches to coping with the pain and symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis, unpacking the science behind the disease and providing emotional guidance for managing.

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. You can apply countless practices 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 informative 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 years, Amy provides the first-hand experience to the trials and possibilities of living with this chronic disease.

Coping with the disease is difficult, but not impossible. Along with Joe Layden, Amy provides hope and inspiration to all those who suffer from 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 deal with the pain appropriately.

Me and My Pain help patients understand the medications prescribed to them, the nature of their pain, how to handle relationships, and so much more.

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Arthritis for Dummies

Although there is currently no out-and-out cure for arthritis, there are many techniques for managing this disease. It is crucial to take control of arthritis by controlling its symptoms so that you can get on with your life.

Arthritis for Dummies is a book for both the millions who suffer from chronic joint conditions classified under arthritis and family members and friends of people living with arthritis who want to offer support and help. The bestselling author of The Arthritis Cure, Dr. Barry Fox, has updated this friendly, hands-on guide to give you the latest essential information available on these critical details:

  • The different types of arthritis.
  • Diagnosing the condition.
  • Alleviating your symptoms and minimizing pain.
  • The latest treatments and therapies.
  • Living day-to-day with arthritis and improving your lifestyle.

You can never know too much about 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 physicians 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!