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Quincy, IL
A 65-year-old female asked:

I use ibuprofen at night, for severe osteoarthritis in both knees. the swelling and pain are limiting my daily activities. what else can i do?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Weight loss: If you are at all overweight, weight loss can significantly reduce your pain. When we walk, use the stairs or get out of a car our knees see from 3 to 5 times our body weight. Loosing 10 pounds translates to 30-50 pounds less weight for our knees to carry when ambulatory. Weight loss will also slow the progression of osteoarthritis....Best wishes f
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Last updated Jun 9, 2016

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