When Should You Get a Hip Replacement?

Hip pain can be incredibly challenging because it limits activities of daily living. If you have experienced chronic hip pain and conservative treatment has failed to provide relief, you may be wondering about a hip replacement. 

Surgery is always a difficult decision, and recovery will take time. If you have pain and it is affecting your quality of life, how do you know if it’s time to consider a hip replacement? 

Have You Tried Conservative Treatments?

Before you consider a hip replacement, you should have tried other conservative treatment options. Some of these options may include: 

  • Medications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Physical Therapy
  • Weight Loss
  • Exercise Programs

What are the Signs of Needing a Hip Replacement?

If you have tried conservative methods and still have difficulty walking, bending down, getting in and out of the shower or bed, then it may be time to consider surgery. 

Other signs of needing a hip replacement can include:

  • Pain effective daily living and mood
  • Pain at rest in your hip
  • Stiffness making it hard to move or making it difficult to lift your leg

What Does it Feel Like When You Need A Hip Replacement?

There is a real connection between pain and mental wellbeing. If you have been suffering from chronic pain for some time, your mental health has likely been affected. 

It isn’t unusual to feel irritable or have symptoms of depression, including ongoing sadness or feelings of helplessness. 

Chronic pain can affect sleep or affect our ability to participate in activities we used to enjoy. This often then affects our ability to enjoy life fully. 

A hip replacement can bring back our ability to participate in life again. Chronic pain may no longer limit what you can do. So if your pain is impacting your life, it may be time to consider a hip replacement. 

Is Your Hip Affected By Arthritis or an Injury?

If you have had an injury to your hip or are affected by arthritis, you need a hip replacement. 

Arthritis can wear down the cartilage, eventually causing damage that you cannot reverse. The more significant the damage, the harder it can be to treat. 

The good news is hip replacement surgery can help to relieve the pain caused by an injured or damaged hip. You can get back to the activities you enjoy and the life you love. 

Are You Looking for a Long Lasting Alternative?

Injections and medication are only temporary solutions to addressing hip pain. The good news is that a hip replacement will last for decades. On average, hip replacements last for over 25 years

If you are a candidate for surgery, then a hip replacement can give you the lasting relief you desire and freedom from the daily pain. 

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Orthopaedic Surgery Center of Panther Creek - the right choice for your hip replacement

As the leading outpatient surgery center in Cary, our Board Certified doctors and fellowship-trained surgeons are experienced in diagnosing and treating a variety of orthopedic procedures, and we specialize in hip replacements.

You can be assured our staff will use the best and most advanced surgical techniques for your procedure so you will have the best outcomes.

Questions? Do not hesitate to contact us, and we look forward to being a partner in your care. 

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

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