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Find Relief From Joint Pain: How Joint Replacement Surgery Can Help

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Key Takeaways

  • Joint pain can have a significant impact on your quality of life by limiting your ability to engage in daily activities, reducing your motivation, and negatively affecting your mental health.
  • If joint pain does not go away through other more minimally invasive interventions, joint replacement surgery may be the best option for relief.
  • Joint replacement surgery offers many benefits, like an increased capacity to complete daily activities and enhanced mental health.
  • A skilled surgical provider can develop a pathway to recovery with a personalized treatment plan.

Joint pain is a nagging issue, to say the least, as it can significantly disrupt your lifestyle and daily routines. Unfortunately, determining how to relieve joint pain is not always easy, depending on the person. If you’ve tried seemingly everything to manage your joint pain and nothing has worked, joint replacement surgery may be the best next step.

Joint replacement surgery uses surgical methods to repair and replace the diseased parts of your joint. Under the guidance of a skilled and experienced provider, joint replacement surgery can provide you with the long-term comfort and mobility you hope for. Choosing the right provider means you can receive the guidance and support necessary to develop a treatment that works for you and your needs.

Causes of Joint Pain

Joint pain can stem from a wide variety of potential causes, as there are many different conditions that can cause the breakdown or dysfunction of a joint. Some of the most common causes of joint pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Injury or trauma to the joint
  • Degenerative joint diseases
  • Wear and tear to the joint over time

Although there are several causes of joint pain, there are also many ways to address it. Even with a range of potential causes, the pathways to joint pain relief are largely the same regardless of the source of your discomfort.

Impact on Quality of Life

Because it is disruptive and discomforting, joint pain can have lingering impacts on your overall quality of life in several ways, from limiting your ability to move around the home to the stress of the pain itself.

Some of the impacts of joint pain on your quality of life include:

  • Reducing your motivation and ability to engage in activities you love
  • Increasing difficulty moving around the home and navigating daily activities
  • Decreased quality of sleep
  • A negative impact on mental and emotional health

If you find that your joint pain is disrupting your quality of life, you may consider joint replacement surgery as an option. Nobody should feel that they’re unable to navigate their day-to-day responsibilities, and joint replacement surgery can often be the answer to providing relief.

When To Consider Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement surgery can be a great source of relief for the right candidates, but it is still an invasive option. Therefore, a medical provider will typically only recommend joint replacement surgery as a last resort.

They will consider a variety of other interventions before recommending surgery. These interventions often include physical therapy, pain management strategies, and alternative therapies.

However, some interventions provide more long-term relief than others. If these interventions are not successful, then surgery is often the next best choice.  

You’re likely a good candidate for joint replacement surgery when: 

  • The level of pain is chronically uncomfortable and unsustainable
  • Non-surgical interventions have not provided relief
  • Your daily life is heavily impacted by the pain or lack of mobility

If you experience any of these factors, you should consider joint replacement surgery as a solution. Contact a joint replacement surgeon to schedule a consultation as soon as possible.

Types of Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement surgery is an option for a wide range of joint conditions. Different providers have different specialties, but some of the most common joints in the body can be treated with surgery.

Common types of joint replacement surgery include:

Here at SCRS, we specialize in hip & knee replacement surgeries and offer hand and wrist as well as foot and ankle surgery. We use less-invasive advanced methods for robotic surgery to minimize downtime and discomfort while promoting a smoother, speedier recovery.

Benefits of Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement surgery can sound like an intimidating experience, but for surgical candidates, it is often a great source of relief. By addressing the root causes of joint pain, surgery improves your mobility and discomfort for an improved quality of life.

Some of the specific benefits of joint replacement surgery include:

  • Fewer restrictions and limitations surrounding daily activities
  • Improved mental and emotional health
  • A likelihood for improved sleep
  • The ability to return to some of your favorite hobbies

With so many advancements in joint replacement surgery, the benefits have become even more extensive. Minimally invasive procedures and quicker recovery times through advanced surgical methods make the process less intimidating and even more worthwhile.

Schedule a Consultation with Scottsdale Center for Robotic Surgery

Joint pain can be incredibly limiting in your day-to-day life, impacting your motivation and ability to handle everyday activities. However, joint replacement surgery can provide long-term benefits like pain relief and improved mobility, even when other smaller interventions cannot.

Our team, led by Dr. Shane Martin, will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and get you on the road to more comfortable joints. We use advanced technology and the latest surgical methods combined with the care of our compassionate team to provide an environment of faith, hope, and healing.

Schedule a consultation with Scottsdale Center for Robotic Surgery to start your path to recovery.