It's been a long time since I walked as much as a hundred yards without taking time out to rest. So long as my primary physician prescribes pain pills for me, I can tolerate the pain. But I have no strength and tire quickly after the slightest exertion. The greatest risk in all this is falling, but that sort of goes with the turf anyway. I'll be eighty-eight later this month. I'm told there is a limit on the number of steroid treatments one can take. Good luck.