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Will losing body weight help in reducing the osteoarthritis knee pains?

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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine

In brief: Wt loss+exercise

Modest weight loss plus moderate exercise tof ether have been shown to be better than either intervention alone in overweight (bmi>28) individuals; both aerobic and strength training exercise programs have even shown to help reduce pain and improve function in people with knee osteoarthritis.
Talk to your doctor about how to get started. Good luck!

In brief: Wt loss+exercise

Modest weight loss plus moderate exercise tof ether have been shown to be better than either intervention alone in overweight (bmi>28) individuals; both aerobic and strength training exercise programs have even shown to help reduce pain and improve function in people with knee osteoarthritis.
Talk to your doctor about how to get started. Good luck!
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