5. Have I explored all the treatment options available?
Before you decide to have surgery, make sure you have exhausted other therapies. You should talk to your doctor about which ones may be most helpful for you. These include topical and oral medicines, injections, natural or complementary remedies, exercise, physical or occupational therapy and assistive devices.
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