An old man hobbled through Washington, D.C., and when he dropped his cane, he slowly bent down to pick it up. But what he did next shocked those nearby who never could have expected this geriatric to do what he did.
It’s normal for people to slow down later in life. As humans get older, so do our bodies. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stephanie Siegrist told WebMD that as adults age, joint-connecting tendons and ligaments eventually become “stiff and leathery.”
On top of that, Siegrist described how osteoarthritis can lead to the disappearance of joint cartilage. Combined with the aforementioned stiffness in tendons and ligaments, aging adults are left with soreness, pain and aches.