Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that causes your joint cartilage to wear down over time. This is a completely normal process, but the missing cartilage can cause a great deal of pain.
Most often, this intense pain is felt within the knee since this joint receives a lot of wear and tear over the years. A large number of patients worry about when they will need a knee replacement, and how much longer they can go without getting one. Sadly, by waiting too long these patients run the risk of doing much worse damage than if they were to just talk to their doctor about knee replacement surgery.
So, the big question is: how do you know when is the right time to have a knee replacement? Continue reading “When Do You Know It’s Time for a Knee Replacement?”