A life changing event like the COVID-19 pandemic can take your mind off a few things — maybe even your joint pain. But the pain isn’t actually gone. If your joint pain is debilitating and/or persistent, it’s probably already creeping back to the forefront of your mind — especially if the nonsurgical measures used to manage it, including creams, exercise, physical therapy and injections, provide you with little relief.
The reality is that, even without the stress of a pandemic, people often wait far too long to consider a more permanent solution to their severe or persistent joint pain — joint replacement.
Source: Houston Methodist Hospital