A one year Danish study of 192 obese patients found those who maintain weight loss report 15% less osteoarthritis (OA) knee pain. An initial 16-week intensive weight loss intervention was followed by randomization to 3 maintenance groups: continuing dietary intervention, knee exercise program, and no intervention. All three groups experienced significantly reduced pain. and the dietary intervention group lost the most weight (11 kg).
PositiveTip: If you are overweight and struggling with OA knee pain, maintain weight loss to help control pain.