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Joint Pain and Stiffness

DVD
MAYO CLINIC WELLNESS SOLUTIONS FOR ARTHRITIS
Gaiam, 2008
This instructional DVD combines alternative therapies with conventional ones, emphasizing a well-rounded treatment regimen that includes a healthy diet as well as gentle yoga and meditation to relieve the symptoms of arthritis.

Magazine
ARTHRITIS SELF-MANAGEMENT
(800) 234-0923
www.arthritisselfmanagement.com
Diabetes Self-Management’s sister publication offers practical information on managing arthritis and related conditions, with tips and advice on exercise, nutrition, treatment options, and mental and emotional health. The magazine is published bimonthly; an e-mail newsletter, Arthritis Self-Management Extra (www.arthritisselfmanagement.com/Newsletter/Subscribe), that includes breaking news and recipes, is published biweekly.

Online information
CLEVELAND CLINIC FREE GUIDES AND NEWSLETTERS
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/free-guides-newsletters.aspx
The Cleveland Clinic offers a number of downloadable PDFs on various health-related topics, including on the health of the muscles and bones. Under the heading “Bones, Muscles, and Joints” on the left side of the page, there are links to PDFs containing information on hip, knee, and shoulder pain, osteoporosis, and other conditions.

Organizations
LIVING WITH DIABETES: FROZEN SHOULDER
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/complications/related-conditions/frozen-shoulder.html
The section of the ADA’s Web site devoted to conditions related to diabetes includes a section on adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), a condition that limits a person’s use of his shoulder and causes pain. The page describes the symptoms of the disorder and emphasizes the importance of early treatment.

ARTHRITIS: AN OVERVIEW
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00208
This page from the AAOS offers a look at the various forms of arthritis, beginning with a description of the causes, symptoms, and diagnoses. It also covers methods of treatment, including medicines, physical therapy, and surgery. You can also test your knowledge of arthritis with a quiz (http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00214). The AAOS Web site also has a page on frozen shoulder (http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00071).

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 7669
Atlanta, GA 30357-0669
(800) 283-7800
www.arthritis.org
The Web site for this organization, dedicated to raising awareness of arthritis and improving the lives of the people who have it, offers a range of resources. Clicking the “Arthritis Types” option in the menu at the top of the home page leads to the Diseases page, which provides links to the Disease Center, where you can find information on the major types of arthritis. Further down the page are links to pages on how to protect your joints and how to manage pain. The site also hosts message boards ( http://community.arthritis.org/app/render/go.aspx?xsl=tp_community.xslt) where people who have arthritis and other joint conditions can find information and support.

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