Knee OA Pain and Weight Loss

A community-based study found a clear dose-response relationship in symptom improvement in overweight and obese people suffering with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Each subject was likely to require referral to an orthopedic surgeon for possible knee joint replacement. Those who lost more than 10% of their body weight saw the greatest improvements in knee pain and function. 

PositiveTip: Dietary intervention, appropriate exercises and motivational support can lead to significant quality of life enhancements in knee OA pain.