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Arthritis, What Exercises Work: Breakthrough Relief For The Rest Of Your Life, Even After Drugs & Surgery Have Failed Paperback – June 15, 1995


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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition edition (June 15, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312130252
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312130251
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Doctors often prescribe exercise for their arthritic patients but without explicit instructions. While there are numerous books on this condition, few current ones deal specifically with exercises. Sobel and Klein ( Arthritis: What Works , LJ 8/89) based this guide on their nationwide survey of arthritics, which showed that 95 percent of those surveyed found pain was relieved or ended with the right kind of exercise. Exercises for each part of the body are described, explained, and diagrammed so that the reader can initiate an individualized program. They are rated at different levels of activity from one to four, i.e., from low-key (done in bed) to high-key (walking). Also included are self-evaluation checklists and advice on what to do during arthritis flare-ups. This book will be of help to doctors, physical therapists, and exercise instructors as well as patients. Recommended for all popular medical collections.
- Loraine F. Sweetland, Rebok Memorial Lib., Silver Spring, Md.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Dava Sobel is an award-winning former science reporter for the New York Times and writes frequently about science for several magazines, including Audubon, Discover, Life, and Omni. She lives in East Hampton, New York.
 
Arthur C. Klein is a survey designer and market research specialist. He is the best-selling co-author of Backache Relief, Arthritis: What Works, and Arthritis: What Exercises Work. He lives in East Hampton, New York.

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A must for anyone suffering from pain.
Marise Kinyon
The authors provide very good instruction with easy to follow steps and illustrations.
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The exercises in this book are very basic stretching and flexibility exercises.
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128 of 129 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 10, 2000
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After checking ARTHRITIS: WHAT EXERCISES WORK out of the library for the third time in a year, I broke down and bought it. It's terrific. The exercises are tied to specific joints, ranging from the small, fingers and toes, on to shoulders, hips, knees, etc. Some you can even do in bed, but many are much more challenging--there is a range. Doing these for just a couple of weeks increased my flexibility tremendously--washing my back, tieing my shoes, and so forth much easier. And I'm a 53 year old professional female who is in "good shape" with aerobics and strength training--but the targeted flexibility/joint exercises here were new to me. I highly, highly recommend.
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54 of 54 people found the following review helpful By F.Faulkner on January 13, 2007
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I suffered for 8 months with inflammatory arthritis in my knees. I saw doctor after doctor, had test after test. The only solution was Celebrex which gave me chest pain. I got this book at our library out of desperation; I felt too young to lose my mobility. I'm thrilled to say these exercises were outstanding and really DO help.

Best of all, the are at least half a dozen helpful exercises for every joint area in the body starting at the top and going down - even the jaw is covered.

My husband started the exercises for back & jaw (he's got TMJ) and they helped him as well.

I can't thank the authors enough for compiling such an honestly helpful book. How refreshing to actually find something that does what it says it does. THANK YOU. I have some relief in life finally.
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58 of 60 people found the following review helpful By vyk_2000 on September 24, 2005
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I suffer with severe Rheumatoid Arthritis in my entire body! With inflammation in my entire body, mobility is very very limited! I tried these exercise every morning for a week. I couldn't believe how much my mobility had improved in that week. Now I do the exercises everyday at least twice a day. This book is definetly worth buying.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Michele McGlone on July 11, 2010
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Some parts of this book were good and some not so good.

Part 3, 4 and 5 are good. Part Three talks about aerobic exercise and 4 and 5 give details on exercises you can do for specific body parts and in special situations. The instructions are clear and there are good diagrams. Unfortuately, they don't give any advice on how many repetitions to start with and how many to build up to and which exercise to move on to when a particular excercise becomes too easy.

My problem is with Part 1. It has you go through some quizzes to put yourself in a "level" which they claim will help you pick or develop a program of exercises that suits your needs. But after you figure out your level, they never mention it again. There are two sample programs, one for level 4 (in bed) and one for level 2 (moderately active) and that's it. No program suggestions for the other levels and the excercises themselves are not given a label.

A bit disappointing.

But the exercises I am doing for my particular problem areas are good. I think the exercise sections make the book worth the money.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By 2bluesky2 on August 8, 2008
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I don't have arthritis. I was just looking for exercises for body parts which don't get much attention in most programs. This book provided just what I was looking for. It has stretching and strengthening (gentle toning) exercises for your neck, jaw, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers, back, hip, knees, ankles, and feet.

The authors' discussion of arthritis treatment is also very interesting. They say arthritis pain encourages immobility. But immobility exacerbates your problem. The solution for the suffering patient is to start moving the affected joints. Movement is much more effective than any drugs or surgery for long term care and even for recovery. The authors provide instruction for simple exercises for all of the most frequently affected body parts. Additionally, the authors discuss how general aerobic activity can also combat arthritis. They provide good suggestions for simple aerobic exercise.

The authors also provide an introduction to body relaxation techniques. They note that high stress is usually associated with arthritis, and so may be a triggering factor for it. I would have liked to have seen more discussion of this interesting theory. I also would like to have seen some discussion of how diet may affect athritis. Nevertheless, this book is a great collection of exercises for joints that you may not have been paying much attention to before.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Heidi Baird on March 4, 2009
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The best set of arthritis exercises I've found. They work to relieve my pain and improve my flexibility! Provides for individual adaptation, and they can be done in bed, on a chair, standing, or in the water.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By FORTUNAGAL on July 25, 2011
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I am a retired RN and have been having recurring aggravations from old orthopedic injuries and this book gave me exactly what I needed to know...without the expense of a medical office visit. You might have some of this info in other books if you have some of the better books for athletes, but it is a single most useful condensation of the best of the best and includes some new 'moves' as well. This book will be on my shelf until my kids inherit it! I am no longer limping around in pain, but am moving freely and doing my exercises and stretches several times a day.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Music Learner on March 15, 2009
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I purchased this book when I learned I have arthritis in my spine, but I found that the book doesn't recommend anything I'm not already doing in yoga class. I'm going to hand it on to my mother, however, especially for the hand exercises.
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