Hamilton to host Joint Moves - Tuesday, May 14

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

 Dr. Mitch Frix
 Dr. Mitch Frix

 DALTON, Ga. – Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Mitch Frix will speak on “Arthritis, joint pain and joint replacements” for a Hamilton Medical Center Joint Moves event on Tuesday, May 14, 1:30 p.m., at Bradley Wellness 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.”

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.

The program is free, and light refreshments will be provided. Please register by May 10 by calling 706-272-6601. Space is limited.

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