Joint pain affects millions of people every year. Thankfully, joint pain doesn’t have to be part of your everyday life. Today, there is a wide array of nonsurgical and surgical options that can be used to treat pain in the knee or hip.
People have believed for thousands of years that the weather affects joint pain, but there hasn’t been much scientific evidence to prove it. However, a recent study in the UK called “Cloudy With a Chance of Pain” found that some weather variables were significantly associated with increased pain.1
According to a report published by Blue Cross Blue Shield in 2019, outpatient hip replacement surgeries in Illinois increased from 3% to 11% from 2010 to 2017. However, it also found that only 8% of eligible patients were utilizing outpatient hip surgery services.
My philosophy as a doctor is once I get to know you as a patient and understand your goals, we work together to create a treatment plan that best suits your lifestyle.