Here is where the lesson of vulnerability will take its next step. So far, you have hopefully been vulnerable with yourself. Now, it’s time to take that vulnerability to the people who instilled the lessons you have identified within you. Your physical activity should include a combination of exercises to help knee arthritis with by strengthening your muscles and exercises and improving your general fitness.
For some of you reading, this step will be harder than it is for others. You may have a lot of bad memories from your childhood. But remember, bad doesn’t equal Bad. What happened happened, and it made you who you are today. You might be surprised by the conversation it starts. Exercise is one of the most important things that people with knee cartilage can do, whatever your age or level of fitness.
When I spoke to my mom about the value of truth she instilled in me, she was a bit shocked. She thought it would have been a different value. When I told her I learned it through the stressful situation my brother and I lived in growing up, she at first felt sad. “If I could do it all again, I would do it differently” was what she told me. Then, I explained to her my views on it, the lesson of balance at the beginning and how important the value of truth has been in my life. It also encouraged me to start having more challenging and honest conversations with her. Our relationship has only grown since then. Some of you have an amazing relationship with your parents, and this conversation will only add to that. You can’t go wrong with giving people the credit they deserve. Surgery to repair, strengthen or replace damaged joints may not be the only option when knee cartilage damage is taken into consideration.
For those who don’t share this closeness with your folks, remember that life is challenging in general; we all make mistakes in our own life regularly. Having a child doesn’t make life easier, and your mistakes start to carry more weight. Granted, some of us make more mistakes than others, and those mistakes can be a bit heavier. I only suggest you take time and let your family know the good they have given you in your life. See where it goes from there. Your options for knee arthritis treatment will depend on a number of factors unique to you and your health needs.
It will require an inner power for you to take this step. Whether you have a great relationship with your family or not, letting them know how you feel about what they have given you, why it’s so important, and how you intend to use it in your life is no easy feat. But to do so tells you a little bit more about who you are in this whole equation, and the next section is where you get to understand the last piece of your core value puzzle: yourself. The evidence shows that people who are least active have more pain without medial meniscus tear than people who do some form of exercise.
Lifestyle measures with meniscus repair (such as maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly) are a great way to stay healthy.