So I take care of my almost-4-year-old granddaughter and a ridiculous huge 6-month-old Golden Retriever every day. Even on days my daughter isn't working, I still am mostly in charge of Leonie (grandbaby) and Tucker the dog. Well, he's my dog, so of course I'm in charge of him. Tucker has been digging up my yard and there are holes everywhere, getting deeper all the time.
One thing I read is that dogs dig when they're bored. So for the past 2 days, I've been taking both of them for a walk to wear them out. I have RA in both feet and my hands, and dealt with bursitis in my hips previously. We don't walk fast, to say the least. I know I'm terribly deconditioned, but want and need to do this for all of us.
Now, after 2 days of walking, my hips and feet are screaming in pain. I've been using prescription pain cream, but it isn't helping much. I don't want to stop walking, because we all need it. Can anyone recommend anything that might help?