Osteoarthritis and the Personal Trainer

The average age when someone is diagnosed with osteoarthritis is 50 years old. Pain often starts before then, but joint pain followed by easing of pain with rest and recovery makes most of us figure it’s nothing to see the doctor about. It’s not usually until pain continues through those rest periods that we see the doctor. By then we’ve hit stage 3 or 4. At stage 3 you’ve lost significant cartilage between bones, require movement changes and likely pain meds. At stage 4, you experience bone-on-bone and you may need a new joint. At these stages, you’ll feel a...