Recommended Reading

The internet is great, but we think everyone with arthritis should have at least one good reference book on hand, that they can pull out whenever needed. These books are linked to the ordering page at for easy ordering.

Raising a Child With Arthritis: A Parent’s Guide
An Official Publication of the Arthritis Foundation
Tina says: If you have a kid with Juvenile Arthritis, this book is a must have. From the basic disease information, to medications, to exercise, to playtime, to school, this book covers it all.
Order it from for $12.71

The Unofficial Guide to Overcoming Arthritis
By Lisa Iannucci with Mark Horowitz, MD
Tina says: Even though I don’t like the “overcoming” part of the title, I do like this book. That may be because on page 297 there is an interview with some Tina person who started a popular arthritis support website, she must be one hell of a woman! Putting that aside, it is an easy to understand guide that covers everything from the hard facts to lifestyle aspects of the disease.
Order it from for $13.56

The Arthritis Sourcebook
By Earl J. Brewer, Jr, MD & Kathy Cochran Angel
Tina says: Another easy to understand guide covering many aspects of arthritis. I would recommend that anyone with arthritis have either this book or the Unofficial Guide. It is nice to have a reference on hand when those annoying little arthritis problems pop up!
Order it from for $14.41

Understanding Arthritis
By The Arthritis Foundation
Tina says: Another “covers it all” book. Easy to understand, basic information about the most common types of arthritis.
Order it from for $11.86

The Arthritis Foundation’s Guide to Alternative Therapies
By Judith Horstman
Tina says: You really should invest in this one. It is a pleasant surprise to see non-biased information from the usually traditional Arthritis Foundation. Accurate, honest information on virtually every form of alternative therapy available.
Order it from for $19.96

Arthritis 101 : Questions You Have, Answers You Need 
By The Arthritis Foundation
Order it from for $9.96

250 Tips for Making Life With Arthritis Easier 
By Shelley Peterman Schwarz
Order it from for $7.96

The Arthritis Helpbook : A Tested Self-Management Program for Coping With Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
By Kate Lorig, James F. Fries (Contributor)
Order it from for $11.20

The Columbia Presbyterian Osteoarthritis Handbook : The Complete Guide to the Most Common Form of Arthritis 
By Ronald Grelsamer (Editor), Suzanne Loebl (Editor)
Order it from for $11.96

Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis (Johns Hopkins Health Book) 
By Tammi L. Shlotzhauer, James L. McGuire (Editor), Edward D., Jr. Harris (Introduction), Tammi L. Sholtzhauer
Order it from for $13.56

Coping With Lupus : A Guide to Living With Lupus for You and Your Family 
By Robert H. Phillips
Order it from for $10.36

Lupus : Everything You Need to Know 
By Robert G. Lahita, Robert H. Phillips
Order it from for $12.95