Do you have a joint replacement surgery in your future? Are you putting it off because you're afraid of the rehab? Is your joint pain stopping you from doing what you want to do?
The presence of degenerative joints causes a decrease in a person's function resulting in muscle atrophy and whole body deconditioning. This deconditioning, which has likely been building up over years as the degeneration of your joint(s) has worsened, puts you at a significant disadvantage when it comes rehab after surgery.