It’s natural to avoid pain. Sometimes we skip activities that we really love to do like walking on the beach or playing a round of golf because it causes pain in our joints. It’s well known that a lack of movement or exercise can cause other health issues which is why it is important to discover the cause of your joint discomfort. An orthopedic specialist can evaluate your condition and discuss treatment options with you.
Joint replacement surgery may be a consideration only if other options fail to provide relief. For some, that thought is overwhelming. Which is why the Outer Banks Hospital offers a joint replacement education program known as “Joint Camp”. It’s an opportunity for individuals who are considering or are scheduled for joint replacement to learn about the surgery. The two-hour class goes over how to prepare for surgery, what to expect during surgery and the hospital stay, as well as how to continue a successful recovery after discharge from the hospital.
If you would like to learn more about treatment options for joint pain and/or about “Joint Camp”, call Outer Banks Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at 252-261-9940.