Retirement from your career brings a lot of changes, both exciting and overwhelming. Finally, you’ll be able to dictate your days as you see fit. No more waking up early or scheduling fun around your 9-to-5 job. You’ll have plenty of time to travel, pick up a leisurely game of golf, meet up with friends and family, and just simply relax with a good book or TV show. No matter what plans you have, it’s best if you can face them with good health and a great attitude.
Sometimes, I meet New Yorkers who are ready to retire but struggling with damaged or otherwise debilitating joint issues. This can put a stymie on the happiness that comes with retiring, and I always encourage them to receive joint treatments so that they can better enjoy their new stage of life. For some, this might mean removing damage from hips and knees and replacing them with a totally new joint. For others, it might be a partial replacement or other types of minimal surgery to get things back to how they should be. If you find yourself in a similar situation, here are a few reasons I suggest you treat it sooner rather than later.