Extreme joint pain can make the most basic of everyday tasks – like walking, shopping, even sleeping – unbearable. Changing your diet, exercise, and medications can be a good way to relieve your pain, but if this doesn’t work, it may be time to consider replacement surgery.
If you’re experiencing joint pain, make an appointment with your primary care provider or orthopedic surgeon. Here you will discuss personal health history, lifestyle, and daily activities. After a physical exam and X-Rays of the joint(s) causing you pain, your provider will work with you to develop a treatment plan. This could include non-invasive methods, or a complete joint replacement.
Fort HealthCare’s Center for Joint Replacement and joint care program provides exceptional and comprehensive care for shoulder, total knee and hip replacements. Our expert surgeons and physical therapists ensure quality, patient-centered care from start to finish.
Our program is designed with you in mind. We work with you from pre-surgery education, specialized surgical care, through physical and occupational therapy and into recovery. This patient-centered approach allows us to assist you through your entire recovery process. We understand you have a choice in deciding where to have your procedure done. At Fort HealthCare, our goal is to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible as we assist you on the road to recovery.
Joint Care at Orthopaedic Associates of Fort HealthCare
One of the most common forms of the 100+ types of arthritis, osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease – also called “wear and tear” arthritis. It affects over 20 million Americans, becoming more common as we age.
At Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates, our expert surgeons perform total hip and knee joint replacements for the Center for Joint Replacement. Your physician will work with you to determine which treatment approach best suits your condition, based on your lifestyle. Joint replacement could be considered when pain is severe, and interferes with daily activities or work.Read More
IN OUR PATIENTS’ WORDS
Our patients think Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates is great — we think they’re pretty great, too. Helping thousands of patients every year, we have many success stories to share. Here are a few: