Hi new friends, I'm completely new to this forum and to long distance hiking in general. I'm age 57 with advanced osteoarthritis of patellofemoral joints (under patellas), but main knee joints are mostly fine. I am at a turning point in life and would like to walk the Camino Frances to help me process my new situation and restart in life. However I would need to limit each day to no more than 10km and maybe have some rest days as well. I am ok walking uphill and on the flat up to 10 km max to keep swelling down, but downhill is very painful and causes significant swelling due to bone on bone action of maligned patella's on bottom of femur (cartilage worn out). I don't have a time limit for completing the trail. For me it is more important to respect my physical limitations and care for my body along the way. I was wondering if someone might be so kind as to advise me on the following, along with any other thoughts you might have that could help me protect my knees please. 1. Are there any sections that have long and/or steep descents and which can be skipped in some way such as by using a bus or alternative route? 2. Are there accomodation options along the trail (especially low cost options) within approximately 10 kms of each other or less, so that I could do these shorter days? 3. How do you call for medical assistance along the trail between towns if there is a significant injury? 4, Where could I find a good resource that shows the accomodation options and also the contour and surface type of the trail? Thank you everyone, I really appreciate your guidance.