If you have a cavity – the sooner you go to the Dentist – the better. The longer you wait, the more damage is done to your tooth. If you wait too long, the damage will be too great and you will either have to get a brutal root canal – or have to get the tooth pulled.
In other words, everything has a point of no return. Your knee, hip or shoulder or ankle arthritis is no different.
If you wait too long, you may be forced to have total replacement surgery. This involves major surgery, extensive rehabilitation, and is very expensive.
However, if the arthritis is caught soon enough, some experts believe that aside from relieving the pain, the cushioning effect of our treatments combined with a specialized rehabilitation program may actually help the arthritis heal and help avoid joint replacement surgery.