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5 Things To Do In D.C. Without Knee Pain
Mary is a 67-year-old wife, mother, grandmother, friend and an all around amazing person. She’s raised her family in the DC Metro area, devoted her time to the government with a full career and provided a strong spiritual foundation for her church through consistent service. Not much has ever slowed Mary down… except her aching knees.
Most of her career was spent sitting at a desk. This kept Mary’s knees in one position for extended periods every day… year after year. The knees are designed to move and Mary’s knees remained stagnant for decades.
She went to the orthopedic doctor and he initially told her to rest. Rest is not something Mary has time for. The next option the doctor suggested was cortisone injections, however, she could only do a limited amount because after too much cortisone, this drug can actually wear away the cartilage on the bones of her knee joint. So she didn’t like that idea. The last option she was given was total knee replacement surgery. This terrified her because of the general risks of surgery, recovery and interference with her independence to live her life.
Mary finally found the I Hate Knee Pain program, which offered different solutions. Lo and behold, after only a couple of months, Mary’s knee pain was gone. Finally, she was able to move without pain.
Mary’s secret was living an active lifestyle and enjoying our nation’s capital. Here’s her top five list of things she has done and continues to do without her aching, daily knee pain.
1) Monuments. From the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument itself, being able to stroll through our great nation’s capital gives you that patriotic sense of pride. When your knees feel great, there’s no better attraction to see in D.C. than to walk from monument to monument.
2) Rock Creek Park. Warm or cold weather never stops the activities in Rock Creek Park. When your knees feel spry, it’s the perfect place to exercise, hike or pack a lunch and grab yourself a comfortable spot to watch the people or enjoy the weather.
3) Canoe, Paddle or Kayak on the Potomac. There are many outfits that provide canoe, kayak and even stand up paddle boards. If your knees are really feeling adventurous, you may want to explore some water sports on the whitewater of the Potomac. Please make sure you seek the proper guidance when engaging in any of these activities.
4) Hiking on Sugarloaf Mountain (…and drinking wine). This well maintained mountain, located just south of Frederick, is an great hiking spot and place to enjoy nature. There is easy parking and access to a variety of trails. Please be advised, only the healthiest of knees should embark upon the orange trail… it’s definitely more challenging than the other options. There’s even a beautiful winery close by.
5) Smithsonian Museums & National Zoo. The Smithsonian Institution – the world’s largest museum and research complex – includes 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park. Most Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are free and open every day of the year except December 25.
There is so much to see and learn, it’s worth it to keep your knees healthy, take your time and see it all. I know Mary has seen and done all of these wonderful things.