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Consider These Things Before A Total Knee Replacement

The average lifespan of North Americans has increased steadily (with a few minor dips) over the last century. Considering individuals are living longer, doctors are now faced with treating a host of new issues that were previously not common, one of which is a joint replacement, as various joints can wear out before the individual dies due to the longer average lifespan. Of all the joints that can be replaced, the knee is the most common subject of total replacement. Before an individual gets a total knee replacement, however, there are several factors they must consider to determine if it is the right choice for them. Get to know some of these factors now.

Lifestyle Changes May Relieve Knee Issues

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Many individuals needlessly believe they require a knee replacement when they are dealing with knee pain, when their knee pain or other knee issue could be resolved through other means. Certain lifestyle changes can relieve chronic knee pain and arthritis without the need for costly and risky total replacements. Losing weight, increasing the frequency of physical activity, or even getting a pair of orthotic shoe inserts can sometimes relieve the pain and discomfort individuals experience in their knees. While total knee replacements can also resolve these issues, they should be a last resort rather than the first option.

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