I have a bad back, hip, knee, shoulder, ankle and wrist. My Knee, Back and Hip can cause me to be in major pain, and now surgery has been suggested for for my Knee. I was a serous athlete up till about 25. Given I was a very aggressive player in contacts sports at a high level, I am sure that has allot to do with my body breaking down. Then I was doing tri's and lots of running, biking and swimming just to keep fit. But I fear this just did more damage to my joints. I then tried the taking it easy routine and put in 30 lbs, that I am sure isn't any good for me, and my knee and back just got worse. So now what? I got to get allot more years out of this body, I go ahead and drop some weight, and get back in the pool, but other than that I am at a loss of what to do to keep these old bones moving around.