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If joint pain is forcing you to abandon things you love to do, it's time to look for solutions. Most fall into one of the following two categories: non-surgical alternatives or joint replacement. Only a qualified physician can determine the best course of treatment for you.
Depending on the condition of your joints, your level of pain, and the recommendation of your doctor, some non-surgical treatments may be effective in reducing your discomfort. These typically include:
Common misconceptions about joint replacement
An estimated 40 percent of Americans with chronic joint pain have not consulted a physician, and 57 percent of those diagnosed are not receiving treatment. Fully half of all who could benefit from total joint replacement put it off, suffering needless pain as a result.
In fact, many people think joint problems are just for the elderly and hold common misconceptions about joint replacement.
For many, setting aside these misconceptions is the first and
most important step toward saying goodbye to joint pain. The facts are
clear. You don't have to wait to get relief, and there's simply no need
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