Question: I am overweight/just barely in the obese category, I experienced back pains that immobilize me for two months and knee pains due to a broken right patella which required surgery with insertion of screws and wire which was removed six months later.
Our suggestion first and foremost is to ensure you're cleared by your Physician to exercise. A strong focus is weight loss, especially that you're in the obese range. Your weight is a major contributor to your back and knee pain. Small changes go a long way and easier to implement on a daily basis; such as, eating whole foods, vegetables, fruit, drinking water, avoid processed foods and snacking after 7pm. If you incorporate this with a 20-30 minute walk, 4x a week, you will see great results. Remember, to lose weight, it is 70% healthy diet and only 30% exercise. That's how important to change your diet and eating habits in order to achieve a normal and healthier weight.