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By Irwin M. Siegel MD

All approximately Joints tells you every little thing you should learn about your joints, how they paintings, how they are often injured, health problems to which they're services, and the way to maintain them fit. The e-book is written for these desirous to larger comprehend general functioning of the musculoskeletal approach and the wounds and illnesses to which it really is topic. It covers sensible concerns corresponding to right workout and activities, the prevention and therapy of damage, arthritis and different diseases that have an effect on our joints, and masses extra. Tables of educational fabrics, illustrations, and diverse diagrams aid readers comprehend the textual content. a listing of books for advised extra examining and a convenient word list are incorporated. All approximately Joints will train readers every little thing they should be aware of which will to appreciate their joints, how they paintings, and the way to maintain them in most sensible shape.

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Treatment A variety of drugs are available to treat the pain of osteoarthritis. Aspirin is a time-proven anodyne (anti-pain) and antiinflammatory drug. A precursor of aspirin, salicin, found in the bitter leaves of the willow tree, was known to Hippocrates. Aspirin was discovered in 1889 and became available over-thecounter circa 1900. Americans use approximately 175 aspirin tablets per person each year. This amounts to 80 million aspirin a day or 16,000 tons of aspirin each year for the country as a whole.

For the most part they are sold directly to the consumer. You can search the Internet and find thousands of references to magnetic therapy, most advertising a wide range of biomagnetic devices. Contraindications for using magnet therapy include patients with pacemakers, pregnant women, and those with surgically implanted metal clips or metal parts in the area where the magnet is applied. Although magnets appear to be safe and effective, more work must be done before they become part of mainstream medicine, and the question still remains whether the use of magnets can reach harmful exposure levels.

You must sweat if you are to benefit from exercising. It is important to check with your physician before beginning any exercise program. If you make any significant changes in your level of physical activity, you should again check with your doctor. Remember to take it slow in the beginning and EXERCISE 37 know your limit. This means exercising at a rate within your capacity. You must warm up before you work out in order to increase blood flow to your muscles. Gradually starting up in this manner helps prevent injury because soft tissues are most easily damaged when they are cold.

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