In This Chapter
Relieving back pain
Soothing muscle aches and cramps
Everyone, at some point, suffers from muscle, joint, or back pain, because bones and muscles take a beating. In this chapter, I offer advice on how to treat the most common conditions at the root of these aches and pains.
Arthritis is any painful inflammation of the joints that may damage joints, bones, muscles, cartilage, and other connective tissue. More than 100 health conditions involve arthritis, including fibromyalgia, gout, lupus, Lyme disease, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. In this section, I describe the three most common and troublesome arthritic afflictions — gout, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis — and offer ...