This is one of those useful links to bookmark and share with clients at appropriate times. From The Sydney Morning Herald:
The article also has a nice personal story woven in that patients may also relate to
…Her first surgeon booked her in for arthroscopic knee surgery, but it had to be postponed because of a cancer diagnosis in the family. She never went ahead with it and says it’s one of the best decisions she’s ever made.
“I got more opinions and the third surgeon referred me to a rheumatologist who said I should first consider making lifestyle changes, like losing weight and doing knee-focused exercises, and the pain went down from nine out of 10 to three out of 10,”
“I’ve been doing various different activities because we have a large garden and I haven’t thought about arthritis pain until this conversation,” she continued.
“I’m not entirely free of pain, but there are some days when I have absolutely no pain, and it’s fantastic.”
Bookmark it, Pin it, save it, or, print it and slip it in a drawer – a handy little bit of ‘educational ammunition’ to add to your collection.