Achy knees or hips slowing you down? You're not alone. It's estimated that more than 30 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, the most common type of joint problem in older adults. Symptoms include pain, stiffness and loss of ability.
"Many people start noticing joint pain in their 40s, but it's not necessarily enough to slow them down," said Beaufort Memorial Physical Therapist and Orthopaedic Care Coordinator Andrea Sadler. "But by the time they reach their 50s and 60s, the pain is often bad enough to seek medical attention."
Viewers are invited to join Sadler for a free online joint pain class in which she will discuss common causes of joint pain, how early diagnosis can solve pain issues, effective non-surgical treatments for joint pain, and the latest minimally invasive surgical procedures.
After watching the video, viewers can get more answers by signing up for an upcoming live Q&A video forum with Sadler and one of the hospital's board-certified orthopaedic specialists.
The next live Q&A sessions will be hosted through Zoom at 1 p.m. June 22 with Dr. Leland Stoddard, and 11 a.m. June 23 with Dr. Edward Blocker.
The seminar and Q&A sessions are free, but registration is required for the Q&A.
To view the video and make a reservation for the live Q&A, visit BeaufortMemorial.org/JointPainClass.