I'm 42 and got diagnosed with tri-compartmental osteoarthritis about a year ago. The xray showed it was quite mild, so physio said I should work on strengthening my quad muscles so that it helps lessen the impact and I should be ok to get back to running in a few months. That never happened as it has given me pain when I overdo things.
I'm a bit overweight and have been trying to go walking with the kids, it seems a little amble (2 or 3 slow miles) makes my knee swell the next day. Should I be resting it then? So I'm doing one day walking, one day resting? Or should I be doing more often but with shorter distance? I'm just struggling with getting the balance right so would appreciate some advice as I'm frustrated at lack of exercise then I do something and the swelling the next day doesn't seem good.
Thank you :)