Answers to Common Arthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about arthritis.

Will weight loss help an arthritic joint?

Dr. Michael Raab explains the relationship between weight loss and arthritic joints. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Shedding pounds can bring relief to weight-bearing joints in the hips and knees, alleviating the discomfort of arthritis, according to the American College of RheumatologyOff Site Icon. Weight loss can also slow the progression of osteoarthritis, according to the ACR.

Maintaining a healthy and appropriate weight is also a preventative measure, reducing the risk of developing osteoarthritis in the knees and possibly the hip, according to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationOff Site Icon.

For more information about arthritis and weight loss, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Michael Raab, MD, Premier Orthopedics

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