As a midlife woman, I am no stranger to aches and pains. It is so important that we stay active, healthy, and social as we age. I have knee pain among other pains that hold me back and cause limited mobility. While I am still at the stage of being able to “push through” the pain, many of you may not be. That is why I am happy to take part in the initiative and Hit Play On Living Life To Its Fullest.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by DePuy Synthes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Limited Mobility From Hip And Knee Pain: Hit Play On Life!
I advocate doing everything possible to stay active and have fun in our lives.
Midlife does not mean we should have to slow down.
Actually, It’s the best time to get going!
Limited mobility caused by hip and knee pain can make you feel like your life is on pause.
We do have options though and one of those options is to take action and Hit Play by finding a physician in your area who you can talk to about potential solutions.
Take a step to find out if joint replacement surgery is an option to get you back to doing the things you love.
Life is a lot more fun when you Hit Play.
By midlife, there is something I think we can all admit…
Ignoring a problem does not make it go away!
This is a lesson most of us learn at an early age.
For some reason when we get older we get a bit more stubborn.
I too am guilty of this.
As they say: “I get it from my mama”.
That’s her, below.
We were walking the mall doing some serious shopping that day and paused for a great photo opp.
One of those days we both had to fight through the nagging pain.
How many times have you had to smile through the pain?
Dealing With Limited Mobility:
Some days the pain is easier to ignore than others.
There are days we feel like champions when we get through a full day of activity without surging discomfort.
Other days, when trying to do something physically basic the pain hits hard.
Some of you may have options so please do not hesitate to get checked by your doctor.
No one should have to live with daily hip and knee pain.
Don’t Let Limited Mobility Control Your Life:
Why is it we put our needs last on the list?
Especially when we can do so much more for those we love when we feel healthier.
My issue is in my knees but I am not yet a candidate for knee replacement surgery.
While I hope to never get to that point, if I do, I have Hit Play to thank for empowering me to know where to go and what to do!
The above information in the graphic is worrisome.
It worries me because even though times are changing, women are still the primary caregivers within the family.
We want to keep up with enjoying our hobbies, playing with the grandkids, and activities we enjoy.
Ladies we simply must take care of ourselves as we age.
Let’s make a pact to age gracefully and do all that we can to put our needs first at this point in our lives.
By doing so we are really putting those we love first too.
So please, Hit Play!
I love hearing from you in comments.
Do you deal with hip or knee pain?
Are there days you find yourself “pushing through” the pain?
Will you Hit Play and start living the life you want again?
Does someone you love have these issues?
Will you talk to your doctor or ask your loved one to about hip or knee replacement?