Has your doctor talked to you about hip replacement surgery due to damage from rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? If so, you’re not alone. Every year, 200,000 people in the U..S. have hip replacements surgery, most often due to osteo- inflammatory arthritis, such as RA, and osteonecrosis or hip fracture. This article will focus on recovering from total hip replacement surgery.
Recovering from total hip replacement surgery
Recovering from a hip replacement is going to challenge you physically and emotionally. It’s a long, slow, and often difficult process. It can wear you down, but remember that the great thing about surgery pain is that it diminishes a little every day until one day, it’s gone.
Dan Malito, who writes Dan’s du Journal for CreakyJoints and the raconteur of TalkingJoints , talked about pre-surgery hip pain. “People will say ‘what’s the worst pain you’ve ever felt?’ Still to this day, even though it&rsquo...
In the last few weeks, I've been sharing my experience of undergoing mitral valve repair surgery. I've talked about making the decision, finding the surgeon, undergoing the surgery itself, and experiences in the hospital. In this post , I'd like to address the true nature of recovery.
What does recovery really mean?
To begin, there is a difference between recuperation, which is the process of resting and gaining back your strength, health and equilibrium, and recovery, which is by definition,"recovering" what you have lost with your illness, becoming "well" and being completely over it and ready to move on.
No question is asked more frequently than "How long did it take you to recover?" Most people who face any kind of surgery or illness want to know one thing: how long will it be until I'm myself again? We don't want to consider the possibility that we'll be anything but perfectly well and we want those results now.
Alternative Names Hallux valgus Treatment When a bunion first begins to develop, take good care of your feet and wear wide-toed shoes. This can often solve the problem and prevent the need for any further treatment. It may help to wear felt or foam pads on the foot to protect the bunion, or devices called spacers to separate the first and second toes at night. These are available at drugstores. You can also try cutting a hole in a pair of old, comfortable shoes to wear around the house. If the bunion gets worse -- resulting in severe deformity or pain -- surgery to realign the toe and remove the bony bump ( bunionectomy ) can be effective. There are over 100 different surgical techniques that have been described to treat this condition. Support Groups Expectations (prognosis) The outlook depends on your age and activities, and the severity of the bunion. Teenagers may have more trouble treating a bunion than adults. Many adults do well by caring for the bunion when it first starts to develop, ...
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