Did you know that knee pain is one of the most common complications of being overweight or obese. If you’re among the millions of people who experience chronic knee pain, even a small weight loss can help reduce pain and lower the risk of osteoarthritis (OA).
Our body works in mysterious ways. Knee pain can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease. Examples include heavy physical activity, lack of use, and injuries such as sprains or strains, sitting in a constrained area, or sitting on knees for a prolonged period.
Each pound of weight loss can reduce the load on the knee joint by 4 pounds. Lose 10 pounds, and that’s 40 fewer pounds per step that your knees must support. And the results add up quickly. Less pressure means less wear and tear on the knees. This lowers the risk of OA.
If your knees are giving you trouble you should call us on the double. We can put you on a fast track to shed your weight and free your pain.