Information and advice on managing your mental wellbeing before a hip or knee replacement.
Pain and mental wellbeing are closely connected. For example, your mental wellbeing can affect how you feel pain. Persistent pain can also contribute to some mental health conditions.
You should speak to a healthcare professional if pain is affecting your mental wellbeing. They’ll be able to advise on the possible treatments and support that’s available in your area, including:
Some people also find that complementary therapies like acupuncture may help. However, these are not currently recommended treatments.
It’s important to continue doing activities that take you out of the house. Being with others in a different space can benefit your mental health and wellbeing.
You can find ways to socialise through support groups and local arthritis charities. This will also give you the chance to meet people in a similar situation.