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Seniors: Dealing with Arthritis

Dec 9th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Arthritis is an experience for senior citizens in “learning how to do enough without doing too much.” We returned to Texas a few weeks ago. Typically there are outside chores screaming to be addressed. One of those came with the discovery of a wash-out along our front walkway. A heavy enough rain, in our absence, had created one of those jobs I thought I wouldn’t have to deal with again. Wrong!

So on the first day back, I literally attacked the eyesore and potentially more serious situation. That involved digging, hauling rocks up a slight hill, healing the hole with same and cementing the walkway where the washing had removed dirt and rock. I was at it until past 5 p.m., having started early morning.

In short, I overdid it, and now, these weeks later, my joints protest too much. Appropriate exercise,