You Don’t Have to Live with Joint Pain
Your joints are involved in almost every activity you do. Simple movements such as walking, bending, and turning require the use of your hip and knee joints. Normally, all parts of these joints work together and the joint moves easily without pain. But when the joint becomes diseased or injured, the resulting pain can severely limit your ability to move and work. Osteoarthritis, one of the most common forms of degenerative joint disease, affects an estimated 43 million people in the United States.(1) Whether you are considering a total joint replacement, or are just beginning to explore available treatments, Dr. Christopher and his staff at ETCOE can help you. They can answer your questions and will help you understand the causes of joint pain and treatment options. The options available to treat your joint pain may give you hope that you may be able to return to your favorite activities.
Be sure to ask Dr. Christopher or his staff any questions you may have. Gaining as much knowledge as possible will help you choose the best course of treatment to relieve your joint pain — and get you back into the swing of things.
1. Arthritis Foundation website, Feb. 2006.