Revision Total Knee Replacement: Getting the Facts 

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about revision total knee replacement.

Myth or Truth? Does diet contribute to knee pain?

Dr. Matthew Lawless discusses the relationship between diet and knee pain. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Gout is a form of arthritis that results from excess uric acid in a patient’s system, according to the Arthritis Foundation (AF)Off Site Icon. The deposits collect on the patient’s joints, leading to deterioration and causing pain, according to the AF.

Omega-3 fatty acids, also called “fish oil,” is sometimes used to alleviate the discomfort of some forms of arthritis, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)Off Site Icon. The use of omega-3 fatty acids can produce better outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis, and may be an effective alternative to the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to treat the condition, according to the AF.

Talk to your doctor about how diet can affect knee pain.

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Source: Richard Davis II, MD, Premier Orthopedics; National Institutes of Health; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; National Institutes of Health