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Chronic hip or knee pain can change your life by limiting your ability to walk, sit comfortably, exercise or perform daily activities. When this occurs you might wonder if surgery is the best option.
Often the pain tends to be worse when you move your joint at the end of the day or the joints may stiffen after rest, but the pain will then wear off as you get moving. As a patient, only you can decide when you cannot bear the pain any longer and if you wish to be considered for surgery.
The greatest risk to delaying surgery is the deterioration of joint tissue and the progression of joint disease. As the disease progresses, the diseased joint will continue to grind away with the onset of increased pain. When a patient is fitter and has greater mobility the recovery is far quicker so treatment is usually recommended sooner rather than later.