Ask the Nurse

I am 71 and beginning to have some pain in my hips. I exercise three hours a week and walk 1/2 mile each day. Is it better to push through the pain or better to lay off for a day?

Consistent bone pain could indicate some underlying minor stress fracture or some bursitis. I would advise that you see your family doctor before pursuing rigorous exercise to rule out these conditions. Please continue regular physical activity.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women's Health Nurse

August 23, 2011 at 5:47pm