Aging Quiz - Answer

Pain is a natural part of the aging process

Answer: False - Pain is not a natural part of the aging process. Rather it is a sign of injury or illness. As such, pain should not be ignored. Unfortunately, too often people will attribute pain too aging and wait too long to seek medical help with negative outcomes.

A man goes to the doctor complaining of pain in his right knee. The doctor says to him,"You have to expect this. You are getting older". To which the man replys, "My other knee is just as old and it doesn't hurt."

It is true that some individuals will experience more pain as they age but this in the result of the accumulation of injury or illnesses. Thus, the pain is again due to injury/illness and not age.

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