Is your joint pain making it hard to rake the leaves or enjoy the beautiful fall days? If so, join us for a free evening of orthopedic health education from 5:30 to 8 pm, Monday, October 23, at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester. Jeremy Ross, MD, will present Arthritis and Joint Pain: Options for Pain Relief, exploring various joint replacement options to relieve pain in your hips and knees and improve function. Daniel Aaron, MD, will discuss the latest advancements in shoulder treatment and repair for rotator cuff injuries in a second seminar titled Rotator Cuff Tears: Soup to Nuts. Register online or call 855-UMASS-MD (855-862-7763). Light refreshments provided.
It’s frustrating when joint pain keeps you from playing your favorite sport. Avid golfers who need total knee or hip replacement often continue playing through the pain, because they’re afraid their game will change. But joint replacement doesn’t mean the end of your favorite sport. In fact, many people return to an active, pain-free life after recovery.
In planning your treatment, your doctor will consider many things, including your age, activity level and general health. If nonsurgical treatment methods, such as medication and physical therapy, don’t relieve your symptoms, your doctor may recommend total joint replacement surgery.
Your doctor and health care team will provide you with information to help you prepare for surgery. Never hesitate to ask questions, but what questions should you ask?