Shedding Light on Joint Pain


Hip and knee joints are some of the most overstressed parts of the human skeleton as we rush through our daily lives. The resulting joint pain and arthritis affects millions of Americans, limiting motion, work and play. But Dr. Thomas J. Barrett doesn't feel it has to be that way, no matter if caused by injury or a chronic condition.

An Ortho Rhode Island orthopedic surgeon in our West Bay office, Dr. Barrett will share his expertise on joint pain and treatment with the public at a series of open seminars including:

  • Coventry Senior Center, Coventry, Wednesday, October 11, 11 a.m.
  • Swift Community Center, East Greenwich, Wednesday, November 29, 1 p.m.

Specifically, he will discuss arthritis of the hip and knee, non-surgical and surgical alternatives, and taking control of joint pain. His talk will be followed by a question and answer period, and refreshments will be served.

"As baby boomers age, arthritis and joint pain are taking a bigger and bigger toll on productivity and quality of life," said Dr. Barrett. "With these seminars, I want to help seniors understand their pain and take the first step toward getting back to doing the things they love."

Dr. Barrett is a fellowship-trained adult reconstructive surgeon devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis. His practice includes first time and revision replacements of the hip and knee, including partial knee replacements. In addition, Dr. Barrett was selected for an advanced joint reconstruction fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he participated in the surgical treatment of over 500 joint replacement patients, refining the cutting-edge techniques of primary and revision joint replacements. He is currently accepting new patients.

To register for a seminar, visit for Coventry location or for East Greenwich location.

More information can be found on hip and knee pages.