When Your Body Aches

By American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
(Walker & Company, Paperback, 9780802777201, 288pp.)

Publication Date: March 2005

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Developed by four orthopaedic surgeons on behalf of their peers, When Your Body Aches presents solutions to the 100 most common sources of pain in muscles, bones, tendons, and joints. If you work out, play sports, are the parent of a child with "growing pains," or are experiencing the effects of an aging body, this book is one-stop shopping for guidance regarding injuries and illnesses, from sprains, bruises, and breaks to arthritis and osteoporosis.

The clear organization by parts of the body allows you to look up specific injuries or sources of pain and find out quickly:
- what the injury or condition is
- its signs and symptoms
- what you can do for yourself
- when you need to see a doctor
- standard treatments and how to avoid re-injury
- rehabilitation exercises and complementary therapies

Whether you are trying to prevent an injury, treating pain on your own, or following a treatment regimen prescribed by your doctor, When Your Body Aches is an essential reference tool for individuals and families everywhere.

About the Author

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons provides educational services for musculoskeletal specialists and serves as an advocate for improved patient care. Founded at Northwestern University in 1933, the academy has some 24,000 members internationally. Its headquarters is in Rosemount, Illinois.

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