I suffer from osteo arthritis in most joints ...had two partial knee replacements 6 years ago and they're great. I've had a thumb joint replacement - also great.
However, following two arthroscopies in three years and injections, I'm suffering a great deal of pain and restricted movement in my right elbow. My surgeon is now talking of doing an elbow joint replacement. The main concern I have, after doing some research reading, is that I would be unable to lift anything heavier than 3kg (that's not a lot!) nor would I be able to continue playing golf ( not sure why).
But, even more so, my main exercise is swimming....I manage to swim a mile three ir four times a week and really enjoy it. I don't want to lose that.
Are there any of you out there who can share your experiences?