A 27-year-old female asked:
Been experiencing grinding, popping feeling in my knees while walking and now hip pain at night. when i lose weight can my joints repair themselves?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Weight has a: great effect on joints and even a ten pound difference can make a huge difference in the forces on a joint. Joints have the ability to repair or heal if the problem has not gone too far. but even a joint that has reached a point of no full return to a perjury status can benefit from reduced force ( weight) all day and everyday.
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Internal Medicine 30 years experience
No: But losing weight will result in less pressure on the joints hence symptoms may resolve or improve
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Last updated May 15, 2016
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