DALTON, Ga.– Orthopaedic surgeons Mitch Frix, MD, and Nick Reed, MD, will speak on joint pain, shoulder replacement and sports-related joint injuries for a Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) Joint Moves event on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Murray County Senior Center.
“There’s no reason to live with the pain of osteoarthritis,” said Frix. “There are operative and non-operative options to keep you living an active lifestyle.”
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, shoulder replacement surgery may be the solution to allow people to keep moving without pain.
The program is free, and light refreshments will be provided. Please register by Aug. 17 by calling 706-272-6114 or visiting hamiltonhealth.com/joint. Space is limited.
Dr. Nick Reed
Dr. Mitch Frix