Love the message here! Your imaging is not your story.
Being told that you have joint degeneration or joint changes happening is extremely common, and can be well managed with exercise, education, and other aspects of conservative care!
As always, these posts are for educational purposes and do not take the place of personalized advice from a healthcare practitioner.
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