A report from the New York University School of Medicine shows that extremely obese people who undergo surgery to restrict food intake are experiencing reduced knee pain.
The study confirms what researchers and others have known for years, that is, excess weight can cause chronic joint pain, particularly in the knees and ankles. In fact, Johns Hopkins University has reported that an additional 10 pounds can increase the force on the knees by 30 to 40 pounds.
Weight loss surgery has benefits that include:
- Remission for type 2 diabetes
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Reduction or elimination of sleep apnea
- And more...
And while joint pain relief is also a benefit, the surgery is not recommended for that primary purpose. Weight loss surgery is considered a major surgical procedure and is not without significant risks. Consider:
- The death rate for gastric bypass surgery is approximately 1%, which translates into nearly 400 deaths per year.
- Approximately 20% of all patients need additional surgery to correct complications.
- Surgeries that create a shortened digestive tract create malabsorption and 30% of these patients develop side effects such as malnutrition and anemia.
Those who are considering weight loss surgery should think of joint pain relief as a possible ancillary benefit and be wary of ads or other promotions claiming joint pain relief as the primary reason for the surgery.
If you are overweight and suffering from chronic joint pain, the first step toward relief of the pain is to make a sincere attempt to lose the extra pounds through a diet and exercise program. The results may take longer than surgery to achieve, but the risks are fewer and less severe.
Ultimately, your reduced weight should have a significant impact in reducing your joint pain. As with all significant lifestyle changes, a trip to your primary care physician for recommendations may be in order.
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