The prospect of undergoing any type of surgery can be stressful. But when you're worried about how your surgery will affect your family, the stress can be nearly overwhelming.
If you've exhausted more conservative treatment options for your joint pain and are now thinking about undergoing surgery—whether it's a minimally invasive procedure like an arthroscopy or a more invasive operation like a total joint replacement—the following ideas might help you begin a conversation with your loved ones.
Juggling family, work, social life, hobbies, and even personal goals can be challenging for everyone—and especially for individuals living with moderate to severe joint pain. With the right tools and resources, you and your loved ones can learn how to cope with the unique constraints of your chronic condition and maintain a healthy dynamic within your home and your relationships.