My mother’s friend doctor told her friend not to do high impact exercises for her knees, not to walk more then a mile or two a day not up to ten, have her husband walk her 60 pd dog whose favorite game is “pulling”. Or else she will need knee surgery. She has had knee problems for years.
She is scheduled for surgery. She says “she likes to be thin for her husband” and did not think surgery would really be needed. She thought ice would do it. So completely ignored the doctor. Well at least its not a total replacement. Yet.