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When to Consider a Joint Replacement

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When to Consider a Joint Replacement

When is Joint Replacement an Option?

When other pain management techniques fall short, it may be time to consider surgical intervention for a more permanent solution for your joint pain. If you experience any of the following symptoms, be sure to speak with your orthopedic care team to discuss whether or not surgical intervention is right for you and your condition.

Pain Prevents You From Doing Everyday Tasks

When suffering from chronic and persistent pain, performing simple everyday tasks can seem unbearable. If you notice yourself avoiding or unable to sit, stand, walk, or climb stairs without pain—a joint replacement may be a viable option when it comes to addressing your discomfort.

You’re in Pain While Resting

When living with chronic pain, flare ups every now and ten can be expected during physically demanding tasks. However, if you’re still experiencing immense pain and discomfort when sitting or lying down, a joint replacement may be able to provide you with long-term relief.

Other Forms of Pain Management Aren’t Working

Although any combination of pain medication, physical therapy, and steroid injections may have been able to provide you relief before, it’s not uncommon for your pain to progress over time. When less invasive pain techniques become ineffective, having a joint replacement may be the next step in your course of treatment.

Orthopedic Care in Bishop, CA

At Northern Inyo Healthcare District, our team of orthopedists take a holistic approach to care, focusing on you as a whole person rather than specific symptoms or conditions. Whether you’re suffering from aches and pains or mobility issues, we’re here to help improve your quality of life.

For more information about the orthopedic services at Northern Inyo Healthcare District or to schedule an appointment, call (760) 873-2605.