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What should I do before I consider surgery?

Explore nonsurgical ways to reduce your pain. 

The pain of osteoarthritis can be dramatically decreased in several ways before you decide to have joint replacement surgery. The following pages will explain each nonsurgical option in more detail.

  • Weight loss
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Bracing the joint
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Gait aids
  • Medication
  • Injections