Joint Moves is a free program that provides education about osteoarthritis and joint pain. A board certified orthopedic surgeon will present on causes, risk factors, and various treatment options. Dr. Mitchell Frix, Dr. John Norman, Dr. Michael Wilson, Dr. Nick Reed, and Dr. James Lashley will coordinate care with primary care physicians.
“Total joint replacement patients are some of the happiest patients that we treat because the pain relief is usually excellent,” said Norman. “It allows patients to be much more active — physically and socially.”
Arthritis is among the most common causes of knee and hip pain. Osteoarthritis is most common in people over 50 years of age, and in people with a family history of arthritis. In osteoarthritis, the articular cartilage that cushions the bones wears away. Eventually the bones rub against each other, causing pain and stiffness.
Non-operative treatments for joint pain include anti-inflammatory drugs or other treatments such as physical therapy. When non-operative treatments offer little relief, and everyday activities are limited due to stiffness and pain, knee or hip replacement surgery may be the solution to allow people to keep moving without pain.
Call 706-272-6601 to register for the next available session.