Solutions for hip and knee pain

Knee pain

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) While thousands of runners will be taking part in the Fifth Third River Bank Run on Saturday, many others will be sidelined by hip and knee pain. Dr. Christopher Sherry, an orthopaedic surgeon with Spectrum Health Medical Group, has some solutions for dealing with aches and pains.

Running causes stress on the knees and hips, and can lead to chronic pain. The pain is most attributed to arthritis, which can be from genetic or environmental factors such as weight or past injuries.

Dr. Sherry says you should consider surgery for your hip or knee pain if you’ve tried non-surgical, conservative treatments, including physical therapy and medications, yet still experience chronic disabling pain, stiffness and limited mobility that interferes with daily activities and quality of life. Talk to your physician to determine if there is a surgical option that is right for you.

You can learn more about solutions for hip and knee pain and options for surgery at a community seminar on Tuesday, May 12. Pre-registration is required. Visit shmg.org/events or call (616) 267-2626 and select option 4.

Spectrum Health Medical Group
Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
1300 Michigan Street NE, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 774-9515

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