Don't Let Joint Pain Dominate Your Life
As an increasing number of people are living longer, joint pain is becoming more common. However, exercise can play an integral role in promoting joint health by strengthening cartilage and ligaments. Even low-impact exercise can help to prevent joint pain. Exercise is a natural way to keep joint pain and arthritis in check at any age, and studies suggest that implementing exercise later in life can drastically reduce one’s chance of developing joint-related pain.
Exercises for Healthy Joints shows you how to avoid joint pain through physical activity. You’ll also learn about the causes of different types of joint pain and, if exercise is not enough, which surgeries may be necessary for different joint-related issues. Loss of muscle mass, bone, and flexibility does not have to be part of your aging process, and Exercises for Healthy Joints will show you how to remain active and healthy longer.
Exercises for Healthy Joints also includes:
* Clear pictures of safe and effective exercises
* Detailed instructions on how to perform each exercise
* New research concerning long-term joint health and the benefits of exercise
* Overview of joint anatomy and types of joint pain
* A training log to track progress
Exercises for Healthy Joints features easy-to-follow sequences designed for the home or the gym with minimal equipment. It is an essential health reference guide.
About the Author
William Smith, MS, CSCS, MEPD, has been working in healthcare and wellness, including medically-based exercise therapy for elderly, pre- and post-rehabilitative, and special needs clients for many years. Will is a recognized national expert in health and wellness and has lectured at recognized centers of wellness including Canyon Ranch. Will currently teaches at UMDNJ Physical Therapy at Rutgers University and works for a top-rated healthcare system in New Jersey.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 About the Knees, Shoulders, Hips, and Ankles 1
Chapter 2 What the New Studies Say 11
Chapter 3 Long-Term Joint Health 17
Chapter 4 Path to Better Health: The Benefits of Exercise 25
Chapter 5 Rules of the Road: Exercise Precautions 31
Chapter 6 The Exercises 39
Chapter 7 Exercise Programs and Progressions 91
About the Authors 109