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Tips for maintaining healthy joints

How will I know if joint replacement is right for me?

Joint replacement may be an alternative when the pain is severe and prevents you from carrying out daily activities, working and sleeping. The decision to replace your hip will be made by you and your orthopedic surgeon, primarily based on the intensity of the pain and how it affects your life.

Hip pain and joint stiffness can get worse at certain times of the day or after certain activities such as:

People with arthritis may also have pain when resting, sitting in a chair, or lying down; which sometimes makes it difficult for them to take care of themselves.

Doctor Bartolone can assess your situation and help you decide if joint replacement is right for you.