When you suffer from joint damage, even the smallest motion can result in disabling pain. While pain relief medication, injections, and physical therapy can often address minor pain, they may become increasingly ineffective at tackling chronic discomfort. When joint issues begin to interfere with everyday activities, it might be time to consider joint replacement surgery.
Joint replacement surgery is a treatment option for severe joint deterioration. Should you require joint replacement, current surgical techniques can often have you back on your feet and in your home in a matter of days. When coupled with postoperative rehabilitation, joint replacement surgery can restore normal function to the afflicted joint and let you return to the quality of life you once enjoyed.
Is joint replacement the right treatment choice for you? To find out, call St. Petersburg General Hospital at (888) 741-5122. Our Consult-A-Nurse representatives can address your joint pain concerns and refer you to an orthopedic expert at our St. Petersburg hospital.