Working to improve your physical and mental wellbeing before surgery can:
Information on managing pain if you’re waiting on a hip or knee replacement.
Information and advice on managing your mental wellbeing before a hip or knee replacement.
To get further advice and support on your condition, speak to a healthcare professional.
If you have any questions before your surgery, contact your surgeon for advice.
A long-term condition may mean that you need extra support at work.
Speak to your employer to arrange an occupational health assessment. This will give you information on potential changes in the workplace that’ll improve your safety and comfort.
You can also speak to your GP about getting workplace adaptations.
If your condition means that you’re unable to work due to severe pain or mobility problems, financial support is available.
The charity Versus Arthritis has further information on the types of financial support available.
Conditions like arthritis will cause a fluctuation in symptoms. This means the symptoms will sometimes be worse or better than normal.
If you find that your symptoms are getting significantly worse then speak to your surgeon for advice.
Following healthy lifestyle advice before and after your surgery will help to improve the chance of a successful operation.