Until your family members and friends experience knee problems themselves, they may not understand why your knees hurt and swell, or how they limit your movement. Our knees are something we take for granted!
Weight loss has changed a lot over the decades. Remember when doctors warned you that you couldn’t lose more than 2 pounds a week; otherwise, you would risk dying? Of course, this wasn’t true… but everyone certainly believed it!
By the time you get to your 60th birthday, you may have accumulated multiple injuries in life. A man is likely to have a sports injury, possibly to the knee, and a back injury or a shoulder injury. A woman is likely to have a neck or back injury, bone loss that makes her feel weak or caused a fall, and maybe even car accident injuries that still act up when a storm is coming into town.
Do you remember the “old days” when you had to be an elite athlete to be fit? Those were the days when people didn’t work out. Instead, they only observed athletes at events and would ooh and ah about what great bodies they had.