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According to Arnot, author of The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet and NBC's chief medical correspondent, with aging comes damage to joints along with aches, pains and reduced flexibility. This situation is made worse for those who have sustained injuries over the course of an active life and for those who are overweight. Arnot offers helpful strategies to help prevent arthritis and minimize further joint damage. Although he sees a role for medications including NSAIDS, aspirin and COX-2 inhibitors to assist with pain, he cautions against overuse and suggests that they be used in combination with topical analgesics. Arnot is a firm believer in yoga and in exercise that builds muscle strength in order to restore joint health; he offers useful descriptions of joint-friendly sports such as bicycling, walking and swimming, and an appendix lists nutrients that promote joint health. Arnot provides clear directions on what footwear to use and which shoes to avoid (high heels). Although the writing is sometimes a bit jumpy, the information will be useful to those who currently have joint problems and to younger people who want to prevent future damage.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an alternateHardcoveredition.

Contents:

Introduction: Wear and Tear --
Problems: What Causes Wear and Tear --
Heel Pounders --
Stiff Man Syndrome --
Fatal Flaws --
The Weak Link --
Overload --
Solutions: Beating Wear and Tear --
Kill the Pain --
Protect Your Joints --
Fix the Flaws --
Restore Your Joints --
Build Protective Strength --
Put Back the Spring --
Lighten the Load --
Play Joint-Friendly Sports --
Joint Nutrition.
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ISBN-10:  0743225554
Author:  Bob Arnot
Genre:  Health, Mind & Body
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster
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review by . September 26, 2010
I enjoyed Dr. Bob Arnot’s “Wear And Tear: Stop The Pain And Put The Spring  Back In Your Body.”  It’s called a complete anti-aching program on the cover, and I find it a very useful book of advice for those who have the aches and pains from using your body the way it was meant to be used, to the fullest.  It focuses on the wear and tear that erodes joints and stiffens ligaments and tendons and what you can do about it.       The first …
review by . October 10, 2003
This book provides specific information on how to preserve  the joints in the body. For instance, the author cautions  against heal pounding while walking. He recommends walking  such that the outer perimeter of the foot absorbs your  weight. He describes the optimal gait which consists of  maintaining hips at a level position and landing the feet  easily while walking. High tech knee braces may help in   redistributing the load …
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