New Survey Uncovers Impact that Knee and Hip Pain Has on Women’s Emotional Well-Being

New Survey Uncovers Impact that Knee and Hip Pain Has on Women’s Emotional Well-Being

The FINANCIAL -- WARSAW, Ind. – While many who suffer from knee or hip pain know that it impacts their everyday activities, results from a new survey show the significant emotional impact of joint pain. This includes impact on romantic and social relationships, ability to pursue hobbies and overall mood.

The survey of more than 500 women ages 45-65, including those who have had joint replacement surgery and those planning to have joint replacement surgery, revealed:

90 percent of respondents agree that they are not able to live life to the fullest because of their joint pain,

Nine out of 10 respondents say their joint pain negatively impacts their mood,

Two-thirds of the respondents have avoided a social situation because of joint pain,

More than half of respondents said their joint pain makes it personally challenging to feel like a part of the family,

89 percent of respondents feel like they can participate in their life again after joint replacement surgery,

Two out of three respondents who had joint replacement surgery say their relationship with their spouse or partner improved, with 60 percent of respondents reporting improved intimacy.

Currently impacting nearly 27 million Americans, osteoarthritis is one of the most common reasons for severe hip or knee pain. As a progressive, degenerative condition, osteoarthritis is the wear and tear of the joints. By 2030, it is expected that approximately 20 percent of Americans – 70 million people – will be at an increased risk for osteoarthritis.

This survey was commissioned by DePuy Synthes as part of its ongoing patient education campaign. If you or someone you love may be experiencing joint pain, visit to find more information about joint replacement options, find a doctor in your area, and learn about how everyday women overcame their joint pain and returned to what they enjoyed most.