Weight Loss Can Lead To Reduced Joint Pain In Obese, Say Experts!

Reduced Joint Pain

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Weight loss promises a healthy body and peaceful mind. And hence, it is recommended for everyone to maintain an ideal body weight. Weight loss becomes extremely important for those who suffer from joint disorder issues, hence they are often told to lose extra kilos. A new study has found that people with joint disorder issues can get relieve in joint pain by losing weight.

The study

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The study was published in the medical journal Arthritis Care and Research. Researchers analysed 240 overweight people and obese adults who were suffering from joint pain and knee osteoarthritis. They were asked to lose weight within 18-month period. Some lost less than 5 per cent of their body weight and a few lost between 5 and 10 per cent of their body weight. There were people who managed to lose between 10 and 20 per cent of their body weight.

The analysis

Researchers analysed that everyone got relief from pain, knee and joint load and inflammation as they lost weight and hence, their quality of life also got improved. But what they concluded was those who lost more weight, experienced more relief from health issues. People who managed to lose between 10 and 20 per cent of their body weight, got more health benefits.

A leading researcher in the study mentioned, “Currently, there is no treatment that slows the progression or prevents this debilitating disease; hence, research has focused on improving clinical outcomes important to the patient.”
He also added, “A 10 per cent weight loss is the established target recommended by the National Institutes of Health as an initial weight loss for overweight and obese adults. The importance of our study is that a weight loss of 20 per cent or greater—double the previous standard—results in better clinical outcomes, and is achievable without surgical or pharmacologic intervention.”

A few exercises to reduce knee pain for obese people

Hamstring Stretch

Sit on the edge of your chair, straighten one leg out in front of your body with your heel on the floor. Your toes should be pointed towards the ceiling. Now, sit up straight and try pushing your navel towards your thigh. Do not lean the trunk of your body forward.

Repeat it 3 times for each leg.

Calf Raises

Stand facing the back of your chair and slowly raise your heels, as high as you can. Now go back to the original position. Do 3 sets of 10-15 repetition.

Up and Downs

Sit in a firm, armless chair with your feet flat on the floor with arms straight on the sides.
Slowly stand up and after a few seconds, slowly sit down again. Do this exercise at least for a minute.

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