Post-Joint Replacement Surgery Pain
You may be surprised to learn that shoulder, hip, or knee replacement surgery may not completely eliminate the chronic pain and immobility you have experienced. You may continue to suffer from some degree of pain near the replaced joint, and in other regions as well.
Some are convinced that their surgery failed and have lost hope of ever returning to a normal pain-free life.
The fact is that the surgery did not fail; the pain is due to damaged muscles.
What you may not be aware of is that surgery to replace the joint was only the first half of the process.
Why You May Still Have Pain
It takes many years to wear out a joint, resulting from long-term repetitive strain on its lubricated cartilage surfaces.
As the joint cartilage degenerates, muscles, tendons, and ligaments experience forces, they are not designed to take, so they slowly develop damage to their fibres.
Most of the soft tissue damage will occur during the last two years, leading up to the joint replacement surgery, as this is when these forces are at their highest.
A degenerated hip or knee will result in soft tissue damage to the same leg, hip, low back, and neck.
A degenerated shoulder will result in soft tissue and even vertebral damage to the neck, as well as soft tissue damage to the back, chest, and hips.
Once the degenerated joint is replaced, we assess the extent of soft tissue damage and choose the appropriate technology and treatments to resolve it.
We have all we need to complete the other half of this joint replacement process.
For more information on our role in this process, we encouraged you to arrange an assessment so we can identify the soft tissue damage in your body.