Weight Gain And Joint Pain: What’s The Deal?

October 20, 2015

A direct relationship can often be seen between weight and patients with low back, hip, and knee pain.  The simple explanation for Weight Gain And Joint Pain is that the more weight you carry, the more stress goes through these joints during daily activities.  However, what is often missed is how much weight affects the lower half of the body.  For example, during normal walking, up to 4 times, your body weight goes through the knee joint.  When climbing stairs, these pressures increase up to 5-6 times your body weight, and even more when you kneel or squat.  Therefore, your weight quickly multiplies when applied to your joints.

Weight loss and low impact exercises,  are great for the safe treatment of routine aches and pains in the hips, knees, and lower back.  The return to exercise should be gradual and also complimented with a good stretching and muscle strengthening program.  Simpletherapy provides a roadmap to return to joint health.

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