All About Joints: How to Prevent and Recover from Common Injuries

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Springer Publishing Company, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 248 pages
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From the acclaimed author of All About Bone and All About Muscle, All About Joints tells you everything you might want to know about your joints, how they work, how they can be injured, illnesses to which they are prone, and how to keep them healthy. The book is written for the intelligent reader who wants to better understand normal functioning of the musculoskeletal system and the injuries and ailments to which it is subject. It covers practical matters such as proper exercise and sports, the prevention and treatment of injury, arthritis and other ailments that affect our joints, and much more. Tables of instructional materials, illustrations, and numerous diagrams help readers understand the text. A list of books for suggested further reading and a handy glossary are included.

All About Joints: How to Prevent and Recover from Common Injuries will teach readers how to keep their joints healthy and strong. Between its covers, readers will find everything they need to know in order to to understand their joints, how they work, and how to keep them in top form.


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Irwin M. Siegel is an associate professor in the departments of orthopaedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and neurological sciences at the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. He also holds an academic teaching post at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Siegel focuses his practice on the orthopaedic management of neuromuscular disease. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on the subject of muscular dystrophy and is a national vice-president and medical consultant for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America. Dr. Siegel codirects two MDA clinics in the Chicago area and is currently involved in both clinical and laboratory research in this field. He is the author of over 100 scientific articles, numerous pamphlets, and two textbooks on the subject of muscle disease. His most recent books are All About Muscle--A User's Guide, All About Bone: A User's Guide and Muscular Dystrophy in Children: A Guide for Families.

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