Synopses & Reviews
"Playing Through Arthritis is a great book because it keeps you moving to help you feel your very best."
--Denise Austin, host of "Fit and Lite" on Lifetime and bestselling fitness author
"Dr. Silver clears up misconceptions about arthritis and chronic pain and guides the reader toward mastery, activity, and superior quality of life. A must-read for anyone grappling with the challenges of arthritis."
--Jonathan Kellerman, Ph.D., novelist and clinical professor, USC School of Medicine
"For those of us who embrace life joyfully, developing arthritis can be a devastating experience. In Dr. Silver's book, we can find the path to health."
--Martha I. Lara, Mexican Ambassador to the United States
Osteoarthritis, by far the most common type of arthritis, can affect any joint in the body, causing pain, stiffness, enlargement of joints, and swelling. Over half the people afflicted with this ailment don't seek medical treatment because they believe the pain is inevitable. However, contrary to popular belief, you can overcome effects of arthritis and stay involved in the activities you love.
In Playing Through Arthritis, David Silver, M.D., offers you his comprehensive lifestyle plan to help you work through and combat arthritis. He shows you how to
- Use the right combination of exercise, nutrition, medications, and alternate therapies to decrease pain and stiffness dramatically
- Incorporate into your routine specific exercises that reduce pain throughout the body
- Prevent damage from arthritis before it can occur
The battle against arthritis is far from hopeless. Discover how you can conquer pain and stiffness and live a fulfilling and active life!
"I have worked extensively with Dr. Silver educating people on how to win the battle over osteoarthritis. His book will be of tremendous value to the people trying to combat this disease."
Expert advice from the arthritis specialist who keeps athletes in the game and at their best
For every active person sidelined by the pain of arthritis, whether a would-be weekend softball champion or potential marathon runner, rheumatologist Dr. David Silver offers a game plan for getting back in the action.
Dr. Silver is the clinical chief of rheumatology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and consultant to a roster of celebrities and athletes. Dr. Silver has developed a pain reduction program specifically designed for active people.
In Playing Through Arthritis, he shares his plan for maintaining an athletic lifestyle by combining exercise, nutrition, the latest medications, and the best alternative therapies.
Key features include:
- Unique focus on those among the 43 million arthritis sufferers who are physically active
- Targeted exercises to dramatically lessen pain and stiffness in specific joints
- Expert medical advice on nutrition, medications, and alternative therapies
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-179) and index.
Key features include: unique focus on those among the 43 million arthritis sufferers who are physically active; targeted exercises to dramatically lessen pain and stiffness in specific joints; and expert medical advice on nutrition, medications, and alternative therapies.
About the Author
David S. Silver, M.D. is the clinical chief of rheumatology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCLA. He also directs the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.