The Pros and Cons of Hip/Knee Replacements
Hip and knee replacements involve installing materials to allow movement of the joints with few limitations or pain. Artificial hips and knees are often made of metal, plastic, and ceramic.
Hip and knee pain is a common ailment in the Green Bay area, most often prompted by injury, age, arthritis, or the buildup of scar tissue in a person’s joints. While replacement surgery can ease the discomfort, such an invasive procedure comes with an extended recovery time and the possibility that the pain never completely goes away. Hip and knee pain can be the result of injury, surgery, scar tissue, and degenerative conditions — and can happen to anyone of any age.
Pros of Hip/Knee Replacements:
- Reduced pain
- Restore quality of life
- Better mobility
Cons of Hip/Knee Replacements:
- Risks of complications
- Lifestyle changes
- Recovery time
- Creation of scar tissue
- Post-surgical pain
- Wait time to get in for surgery
- Outliving your new joint
- Failed surgery
Hip and knee replacement can reduce pain, but it also cannot. Hip and knee replacement can restore proper motion, but it also cannot.
With any surgery, there is more scar tissue buildup. One may feel great for a year after surgery; however, down the road, there may be risks and complications due to the buildup of scar tissue. It is better to have our “original material” than to have the major surgery and work with replacements. Chronic knee and hip pain, no matter how it occurred, can be completely debilitating. It can greatly impact your quality of life. If you are experiencing the effects of knee or hip pain, Midwest Pain Solutions would love to work with you to help find healing and pain relief.
At Midwest Pain Solutions, we offer a number of alternatives in place of joint replacement surgeries:
- High intensity laser therapy
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Customized care plan for your chronic pain
Our non-invasive chiropractic adjustments and high intensity laser therapy aid healing at the source instead of masking the problems. Because lasers can easily and painlessly penetrate the tissue, we are able to reach spots of pain that may otherwise be inaccessible.
If you or someone you know suffers from hip or knee pain, contact our office today to set up a no cost consultation. It is worth getting a second opinion that may save you time, money, and your overall health. Call (920) 569-2350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today!