Deciding if Surgery Is For You

Judging when joint replacement is right for you is tricky; understanding the benefits and risks of surgery is the first step.

When you have arthritis, its not hard to understand chronic pain. While it is clear that the condition is causing your bones to become rough and grind together, you may be unsure how to best manage the pain.Do you stick with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and stay the course of weight loss and physical therapy? Or, is the overriding pain causing you to consider joint replacement surgery?
To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber. Sign in

Subscribe to Arthritis Advisor

Get the next year of Arthritis Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 1,000 articles - free of charge.
Subscribe today and save 36%. It's like getting 4 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access