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Title: How Overweight Affects Knee Arthritis | Dr Niraj Vora


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Why Losing Weight is a Must for Knee Arthritis
Patients with Excess Weight?
  • Together with hips and ankles, knees are the
    primary weight-bearing joints of our body which
    help us hold up for body weight and carry us when
    we move and indulge in all the physical
    activities.
  • The damage to these weight-bearing joints results
    in painful daily movements making knee arthritis
    one of the most debilitating medical conditions
    in the world.
  • Being a degenerative condition, knee
    arthritis progresses with age making it even more
    difficult as people age.
  • But do you know what makes the life of knee
    arthritis patient even more difficult and
    challenging?
  • Its the excess weight.

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Why Losing Weight is a Must for Knee Arthritis
Patients with Excess Weight?
  • Knee Arthritis Excess Weight
  • While the wear and tear of the aging slowly
    ravage the knee joint, the excess weight can
    accelerate the damage by putting additional
    stress on the knee. One extra pound of weight
    will exert around 4 pounds of added stress on the
    damaged knee joint making it even difficult to
    perform daily activities say knee specialists.
    This additional stress you put on our knees is
    detrimental both to your knee health and other
    body functions.
  • So does losing weight helps you improve your knee
    health? Absolutely! Here are 2 solid reasons why
    losing weight is a must for knee arthritis
    patients with excess weight

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Why Losing Weight is a Must for Knee Arthritis
Patients with Excess Weight?
  • Less pain, better function, and longevity 
  • The pain due to knee arthritis is caused by the
    knees inability to perform its functions bearing
    the normal body weight. So adding excess weight
    of fat impairs its ability, causing even more
    pain in the process. Loss of one pound of excess
    weight relieves the knee off 4-pound stress and
    pressure thereby decreasing the pain, improving
    its function and longevity. You may not even
    require a total knee replacement surgery if you
    can improve your knee health by maintaining the
    right weight.
  • Reduced Inflammation 
  • Excess weight that comes from fat is not the only
    thing that hurts the health of your knee joint.
    The fat is an active tissue that releases
    inflammatory chemicals which course throughout
    the body further increasing the arthritis
    symptoms. Patients with excess weight from fat,
    suffer an increased risk of joint pain and break
    than normal people with optimal weight. So
    maintain a healthy weight by decreasing the
    amount of fat in the body is the most efficient
    way to decrease the aging of your joints.

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Why Losing Weight is a Must for Knee Arthritis
Patients with Excess Weight?
  • Weight-loss in older adults not only improves
    joint health but also gives a boost to all the
    bodily functions which is why even knee
    replacement surgeons recommend healthy
    weight-loss. But if the joint pains persist even
    though you have been maintaining a healthy
    weight, it is possible that there could be a
    different reason for your knee pain which can be
    easily solved with a careful diagnosis and
    treatment from an expert Orthopaedic Surgeon. Dr.
    Niraj Vora has helped thousands of patients
    suffering from knee pains and can help you too.

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