Your Weight and Osteoarthritis (Joint Pain)
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder and includes symptoms in the hands, knees, hips, back and neck. Being overweight increases the load placed on the joints such as the knees which could increase the breakdown of cartilage. A force of nearly 3-6 times a person's body weight is exerted across the knee while walking.
The good news is that losing just 10 pounds of weight can decrease the force on the joints by 30-60 pounds with each step. The benefits of weight loss includes a subtantial decrease in pain of these joints that are affected by arthritis.
If you suffer from joint pain, medically supervised weight loss is right for you. Let us help you decrease your pain and increase your mobility!