Joint Facts


Having Joint Pain?

-Have you been putting off an evaluation for persistent pain in a joint?

-Have you been avoiding activities, hobbies or sports because of pain?

-Have you avoided exercise because of pain?

-Are you needing to use pain medication to get through the day?

-Do you need an assistive device to help you get around?

-Are you scared of having surgery and the risks associated with it?

-Are you afraid the surgery will be painful?

-Are you concerned about the recovery?

-Are you worried about the need to take time off from work during the surgery and recovery?

These are all common issues and concerns. If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you should start with an evaluation from Dr. Christopher Farrell, Orthopedic Surgeon. Waiting too long for an evaluation can interfere with your work, limit your activity and reduce the quality of your life. Some patients who have advanced arthritis in the hip or knee may become deconditioned due to decreased activity and exercise. This deconditioning may make recovery from surgery more difficult. Delayed treatment of severe arthritis could also negatively impact your quality of life.

Maryland Orthopedic Institute in Silver Spring is here to help you determine your best options. Call us today at 240-449-8262 if you'd like to make an appointment!.