Losing Weight Helps Knee Arthritis Pain

Several recent studies have confirmed what we know clinically – that losing weight helps ease knee arthritis pain.

More than 14 million visits were made to physicians’ offices in 2008 by patients with knee problems.

Five new studies presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) look at the effect that obesity has on knee arthritis and a patient’s ability to recover from knee surgery.

One new study found that while weight loss via bariatric surgery may improve knee pain in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis, even though there may be permanent damage to the knee cartilage from being morbidly obese.

Dr. Paul’s Comments – Losing weight helps knee arthritis pain in two ways.

First, the loss of weight reduces the pressure on your knee(s) relieving pain.

Second, fat itself produces inflammatory chemicals.

The more fat you lose – the less inflammation you have – the less pain you experience.

The best way to lose wieght and keep it off is use a Cleansing and Fat Burning System, eat an organic paleo diet while lifting heavy weights and doing interval training.