By age 60, almost everyone has some form of arthritis in at least one joint. With most forms of arthritis, people are faced with pain and swelling of the joints which over time can cause the joint to become severely damaged. With vast improvement in non-surgical treatments and total joint replacement surgery, more and more people are unwilling to let joint pain slow them down and are seeking solutions for relief to regain an active lifestyle.
On Monday, June 28, board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon John Conner, MD, will provide a free seminar on arthritis, joint and bone pain at 6 p.m. at the Harrison County Library located at 105 N. Capitol Avenue in Corydon. The seminar will focus on causes of pain, signs and symptoms of various forms of joint pain and non-surgical and surgical treatment options.
According to Dr. Conner, “The first step in controlling knee and hip pain is decreased activity, anti-inflammatory medications and injections. If patients have tried these, and it hasn’t helped, they should talk to an orthopedic surgeon about whether total joint replacement surgery is the best option for them.”
The seminar is free but registration is requested by calling 1-800-4-SOURCE (1-800-476-8723) or by registering online at www.floydmemorial.com.