In addition to preventing or reducing the risk of falling, it’s going to give us a higher quality of life. We will be able to continue to do the things we enjoy doing – traveling, going for a walk on the beach, spending time with our family. Those are all very important. But you also have the health benefits.
Keeping your mobility can help reduce the chances for obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, mental health issues, depression. All of these are linked to mobility. I tell my patients that we are not just looking at your knee X-ray today and deciding how best to treat your knee. This knee and your ability to stay mobile affects all these medical conditions. And the best treatment many times is not a medication but an activity and mobility program.