Take the “Is it Time to Consider Joint Replacement?” Quiz
Everyone’s pain tolerance and ability to cope with the limitations of ailing joints is different. This quick quiz may help you recognize if it’s time to talk with your doctor about your joint replacement options.
|T or F||Doing everyday tasks without assistance is very challenging.|
|T or F||Resting doesn’t relieve my pain.|
|T or F||My pain keeps me from bending over.|
|T or F||I’ve tried using ice and heat, a cane, nutritional supplements, over-the-counter and prescription medications, and therapeutic injections, but I still have significant pain.|
|T or F||Joint pain keeps me from doing things I love to do.|
|T or F||Tests show I have advanced arthritis or significant joint damage.|
|T or F||Living with painful joints is wearing me down physically, emotionally and mentally.|
|T or F||Pain keeps me awake at night, even when I take medication.|
|T or F||My “bad days” far outnumber my “good days.”|
|T or F||I am unable to walk any significant distance without severe pain.|
If you answered True to most or all of these questions, it’s time to ask your primary care provider to recommend an orthopaedic surgeon. Your surgeon can explain the joint replacement options that may be most beneficial for you. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions so you can make an informed decision about what’s right for you.
The orthopaedic team at Allegiance Health provides joint replacement options (including partial joint replacement) that can significantly reduce your pain, increase your mobility and give you a much better quality of life.