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How does body weight influence arthritis?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: More symptomatic

Increased load in arthritic joint can potentially make it more symptomatic.

In brief: More symptomatic

Increased load in arthritic joint can potentially make it more symptomatic.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Farah Khatoon
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Makes it worse

Weight makes joints wear out faster.

In brief: Makes it worse

Weight makes joints wear out faster.
Dr. Farah Khatoon
Dr. Farah Khatoon
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Wt. worsens symptoms

A person's back, hips, knees, and ankles take on a lot of stress when he carries a heavy backpack or gains 50-100 pounds in weight.
Obesity can worsen joint problems such as pain, swelling, difficulty walking, or trouble climbing stairs. Even if the original cause of the joint problems were from other diseases or injuries, the heavier a person is, the more wear and tear the joints have to endure.

In brief: Wt. worsens symptoms

A person's back, hips, knees, and ankles take on a lot of stress when he carries a heavy backpack or gains 50-100 pounds in weight.
Obesity can worsen joint problems such as pain, swelling, difficulty walking, or trouble climbing stairs. Even if the original cause of the joint problems were from other diseases or injuries, the heavier a person is, the more wear and tear the joints have to endure.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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