Is hip or knee pain keeping you from doing the things you enjoy? If so, 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 a loss of ability.
“Many people start noticing joint pain in their 40s, but it’s not necessarily enough to slow them down,” said Andrea Sadler, Beaufort Memorial physical therapist and orthopedic care coordinator. “But by the time they reach their 50s and 60s, the pain is often bad enough to seek medical attention.”
To learn about available solutions, join Sadler for a free seminar, “Solving Hip and Knee Pain,” at 1 p.m. Aug. 25. The hour-long class will be held in the second-floor conference room at the Beaufort Memorial Okatie Medical Pavilion, 122 Okatie Center Blvd., North.
Sadler will discuss joint anatomy and symptoms of joint-related problems and will provide information about treatments to relieve or resolve pain that can be personalized for specific needs, including in-home exercises, medical management and physical therapy.
She will also explain available surgical options, including robot-assisted joint replacement and outpatient surgery, as well as what can be expected in terms of recovery. There will also be an opportunity for questions and answers.
The seminar is free, but registration is required as space is limited. To learn more or make a reservation visit BeaufortMemorial.org/SolvingJointPain.