Description: This book covers the diagnosis and management of common non-articular painful disorders that are seen in the office.
Purpose: The author aims to provide a guide for physicians and other healthcare providers to these very common complaints for which patients seek medical attention.
Audience: The book is aimed at physicians but will also be very useful to other caregivers, students, and residents in their primary care or rheumatology rotations.
Features: Chapters are arranged anatomically with titles such as neck pain and foot and ankle pain. The chapters discuss the anatomy of the region and disorders of the periarticular structures, such as bursae, and problems due to nerve impingement syndromes and the like. Some physical diagnosis maneuvers are included. Fibromyalgia has a separate chapter. There is also a separate chapter of injection techniques with very clear diagrams. There are abundant charts and figures in this pocketsized book. A few key references would have been welcome.
Assessment: In all, this fielf guide is a very practical manual for those who need a handbook on these common problems.