So, I am having my ritual 6-month shots to my unreplaced knee. But this year I am having more pain in that one. They did a comparative x-ray this time to see against 3 years ago. Well, the gap hasn't closed anymore, but the OA has progressed on the inside side of the knee and now has caused a bone spur. So, somewhere down the line, I will need this one replaced as well. Teaching in a school with 'tile' is basically walking around on concrete floors for 8 hours a day. So I know that isn't helping matters either. The spur seems unaffected by the gel injections or Motrin. I have the last injection in this semi-annual series this afternoon. I am going to see what my other options are. This knee has never had surgery, and prior to the TKR on the other, took the brunt for 8 months while I was on crutches for the majority of that school year. (I needed to wait until summer break to take the time off to do that surgery). That plus the recovery really took a toll on the "good" knee. I am noticing that I am starting to plan my errands and stuff out a bit more. It started subconsciously and now I find myself doing it almost all the time. My body seems to be screaming at me and I wasn't paying it enough attention until recently. So, first I am going to speak with the doc today. Then, this weekend, I am going to go and get a really good pair of sneakers. I may want to stick with New Balance since they have always been good for me, but I m open to any suggestions from you all.