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Signs it’s Time for a Hip Replacement

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Signs it’s Time for a Hip Replacement

When You Should Consider a Replacement

When you experience persistent hip pain, it can hinder your ability to perform day-to-day activities. Here are some signs and symptoms that may suggest it's time to consider getting a replacement.

You Experience Pain Even While Resting

While arthritis or damage to the joint may cause pain during activities, sitting or lying down to relax should help to alleviate this discomfort. If you're still experiencing hip pain while you're not actively using the joint, you should consider talking to your orthopedic doctor about a replacement.

Pain Impacts Your Ability to Complete Everyday Tasks

When it comes to everyday activities like climbing stairs, bending over, sitting, and getting into bed—hip pain can make these routine activities difficult and even seemingly impossible. If your hip has become stiff and painful to move or lift, a hip replacement may be an appropriate treatment option for you.

Pain Management Techniques Are No Longer Helping

While pain management techniques like physical therapy, pain medications, and injections can provide temporary relief from your symptoms, severe joint pain and stiffness can persist. If you are looking for a more long-lasting treatment option for your hip pain, a joint replacement can last for up to 20 years.

If you experience any of the above symptoms, it is recommended that you speak with an orthopedic specialist about your treatment options when it comes to hip replacement surgery.

Joint Replacement in Jackson, Wilson, and Teton County

When it comes to joint replacement surgery, it is also important to note that finding the right orthopedic specialist can have an impact on the success of your procedure. St. John's Health’s team of exceptional orthopedic surgeons and clinicians are experts in spine and joint replacement surgery.

At the Peak Joint & Spine Center provides an environment that emphasizes wellness in joint replacement procedures and maximizes patient recovery efforts through education, a culture of early mobility, family involvement and group interaction. Talk to one of the providers at the Peak Joint & Spine Center to learn more about treatment options.