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How much effect does being overweight have on getting bad knees?

How much effect does being overweight have on getting bad knees?

A whole lot!: Knees are susceptible to wear and tear (as are all joints, weight bearing joints more so than others). Until your knees are bad you can get away with being a bit overweight, but once you develop a problem, you'd better slim down. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Can being overweight cause bad knee pain?

Can being overweight cause bad knee pain?

Yes: Also one of the leading causes of knee osteoarthritis is overweight and obesity. There had been studies that compare loosing weight can be as effective or more than giving you certain anti-inflammatory/analgesic medications. ...Read more

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Whats a good way to excersize if your overweight with a bad knee pain and bad back?

Whats a good way to excersize if your overweight with a bad knee pain and bad back?

See details: You are 36 years old and already offering limitations and reasons why you cannot exercise. Do aerobics especially swimming or cycling, start with a structured resistance program, segregating body parts (legs one day, arms another day, etc). Start with low weights and increase as tolerated. Use machines rather than free weights because they provide better stability while exercising. ...Read more

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I am overweight and having pain in my left knee. How can I get rid of this pain?

I am overweight and having pain in my left knee. How can I get rid of this pain?

Lose weight AND: See physiatrist-that's a rehab md to recommend rehab program for knee and you'll get objective opinion re: need for orthopedic surgery need. ...Read more

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I'm 56 y-o menopause female, degenerative disc disease in back, 90 lbs. Overweight w-bad pain in 1 knee when i walk, can't lose wt. What can I do?

I'm 56 y-o menopause female,  degenerative disc disease in back, 90 lbs. Overweight w-bad pain in 1 knee when i walk, can't lose wt. What can I do?

I would recomend ---: Seeing a dietician to eat properly and healthy, so you could lose weight. That would also decrease the knee pain, of course, depending on how much you lose. Using a walker or a quad cane will also reduce the pain. If the arthritis in the knee is really bad ; with no relief from the conservative measures, you will certainly benefit from a total knee replacement surgery. ...Read more

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When i got my knee replaced i was overweight then i lost about 60 lbs. Then gained the weight back all this over 5yr. What problems can this cause ?

When i got my knee replaced i was overweight then i lost about 60 lbs. Then gained the weight back all this over 5yr. What problems can this cause ?

Your other knee ...: The yo-yo weight loss multiplies the many weight related problems. Rapid weight gain is a severe metabolic stress that can lead to diabetes, htn, heart disease, sleep apnea, depression, and fatty liver. Every pound adds 5 pounds of stress across your knees. Learn how i got off the yo-yo and how you can too at www.Drgrieco.Tsfl.Com. ...Read more

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Are the dimples behind my knees a sign that i may be overweight? Im 5'3 and i weigh 145. HW

Are the dimples behind my knees a sign that i may be overweight? Im 5'3 and i weigh 145. HW

Bmi is 25.7: Your body mass index is 25.7 and normal is less than 25 so you are slighly overweight. My guess is that the dimples are just a genetic predisposition, you are certainly not obese. ...Read more

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I'm 16, and a lil overweight. But I have these severe random knee pains. Once in a blue moon?

Consider: Taking an anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen, when that occurs. If more frequent or preventing you from doing your daily activities, an exam & an MRI would help figure out cause. Consider no soda, fast food, bread or cakes. A 5-10% decrease in weight will help decrease stress on all your joints. Best of luck. ...Read more

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