I have OA thru out my body. My knees are bad, I was coming down steps last yr at a boat show when my right knee felt like it bent backwards. I almost fell down the steps, grabbed the roping and husband. I had those horrible injections in the knee caps and I exercise by walking and stationary bike. I still have a prob w/ walking especially up/down stairs, so I use a cane. I don't like to go many places by myself anymore in case my legs give out.
I have quite a bit of pain in my shins and I have cramps/spasms in my thigh/hip area. That just about knocks me off my feet. My balance is off too, so it makes for an interesting day. I can walk just so far and I have to stop, I can only stand for so long before legs and back give out. When I have to stop, I HAVE to stop, then I rest and continue w/ what I'm doing.
Hope you all have a good day.
God bless. Alice.