Save Your Knees (Paperback)
|Author: James M./ McGuire Fox|
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|Do your knees ache? Are they keeping you from walking? Running? Playing sports? Life doesn't have to be a pain in the knee! |
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Do your knees ache? Are they keeping you from walking? Running? Playing sports? Life doesnt have to be a pain in the knee!Nearly half a million knee surgeries are performed in America alone every year. Most of them could have been prevented. Now you can heal the hurt and avoid strains and sprains with straight talk about:-The most common knee problems, and arthritis at any age.-High risk and junior sports.-Arthroscopy, surgery, painkillers and medications, and proper footwear.-Strengthening and conditioning, the total rehab regime, and much, much more . . .Dr. James M. Fox, pioneer in the development of sports medicine and the use of arthroscopy, and member of the medical staff for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, pulls no punches. Whether you're a novice at knee pain or an old pro at hobbling around, he tells you exactly what you need to know to have strong, healthy, pain-free knees.A practical, authoritative, no-nonsense guide that covers the gamut of knee pain and injuries, and shows what causes them, what can be done to alleviate them, and how to prevent them in the future.Discusses the causes of knee pain and injury--including sports, medical problems, and ill-fitting footwear--and offers practical advice on how to maintain strong and healthy knees
Just about everyone who has ever played sports has either suffered knee pain or injury, or knows someone who has. Others have injured their knees just getting out of a car. Dr. James Fox understands because he is a sports medicine specialist and a surgeon. Along with medical writer Rick McGuire, Dr. Fox presents an informative, common-sense guide to preventing and treating ailments of the knee. Fox and McGuire discuss important knee upkeep issues ranging from common symptoms and their possible causes to medical treatments and surgeries, while providing the safest post-treatment methods for returning to an active, athletic lifestyle. With a special section addressing children's knees and sports, a glossary of important orthopedic and sports medicine terms, and a list of stretches and exercises, SAVE YOUR KNEES will prove a treasure for athletes of every level who want to do just that.