There are many things to be considered before getting a joint replacement. If you have been recommended a joint replacement but are still on the fence about it, here are three signs it’s time for you to seriously consider a joint replacement.
Your mobility is restricted
Are you forced to stay home when you would rather be out? Do you find it difficult to carry out basic tasks, such as going upstairs? Restricted mobility can have a big impact on your quality of life and a joint replacement can help to restore the lost mobility and help you maintain your independence.
You are in constant pain
Chronic, continuous pain is a big sign that you need to consult your orthopedic surgeon about getting a joint replacement. A joint replacement surgery can replace the damaged parts of a joint with an artificial implant that can help you obtain pain relief as well as be active as before.
You’re feeling depressed about your chronic pain
A lack of mobility and persistent pain can make you feel stressed, even depressed. Chronic pain and weakened joints can make life difficult, making even the simplest of activities seem challenging. If this is the case with you, you should seek help from an orthopedic surgeon right away.