Knee pain can be debilitating to live with, but if your knee pain is weight-related you could alleviate the pressure by losing weight. Being just ten pounds overweight increases the force on the knee by 30 – 60 pounds with each step. If you have struggled to lose weight via traditional methods such as dietitian and exercise, all hope is not lost: medical weight loss is an option for those that need an extra boost to reach their goals.
Obesity and Osteoarthritis
Overweight women have 4 times the chance of developing knee osteoarthritis, with the figure being 5 times the chance for men. In fact, it is estimated that people in the highest quantile of body weight have up to 10 times the risk of knee osteoarthritis. It is important to note than any reduction in weight can drastically reduce your risk of developing knee osteoarthritis and also significantly decrease the pain you are experiencing if you are already struggling with it. For example, in elderly patients, one study (ref 1) has found that moving into a healthy weight category reduce the chances of developing OA by 21.5% for men and 33% in women.
Medical Weight Loss with Allure
If you need extra support losing weight, we could help. Our patient advisors can walk you through medical weight loss options such as the gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or Orbera 365 and Allurion gastric balloon placements. As medical procedures each comes with its set of eligibility criteria as well as set of risks and complications. We want all our patients to be as informed as possible in order to make a mature and measured decision about their health, thus pride ourselves in the quality of information that we provide regarding the options throughout.
Tackle Weight-Related Knee Pain and Speak to a Weight Loss Specialist
Allure Weightloss is comprised of a team of experienced medical weight loss specialists. To discuss your options speak to a patient advisor today. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our enquiry form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, call on 0345 512 0094 now.
- Felson DT, Zhang Y, Hannan MT, et al: Risk factors for incident radiographic knee osteoarthritis in the elderly: the Framingham Study. Arthritis Rheum. 1997;40:728-733.