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Is my knee pain related to my obesity?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
A person's knees take on a lot of stress when he carries a heavy backpack or gains 50-100 pounds in weight.
Obesity can worsen knee problems such as pain, swelling, difficulty walking, or trouble climbing stairs. Even if the original cause of the knee problems were from another disease or injury, the heavier a person is, the more wear and tear the knees have to endure.

In brief: Yes
A person's knees take on a lot of stress when he carries a heavy backpack or gains 50-100 pounds in weight.
Obesity can worsen knee problems such as pain, swelling, difficulty walking, or trouble climbing stairs. Even if the original cause of the knee problems were from another disease or injury, the heavier a person is, the more wear and tear the knees have to endure.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
Excess weight puts stress on the joints/ it's very possible that losing weight would help your knee problem.

In brief: Yes
Excess weight puts stress on the joints/ it's very possible that losing weight would help your knee problem.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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