Weight and joint pain
Can weight impact joint pain?
Obesity is associated with a state of chronic inflammation, which can lead to a number of long-term health problems including musculoskeletal disorders such as
back, neck and shoulder pain
arthritis or osteoarthritis
A healthy body weight is known to contribute to the improvement of these disorders. However, in cases of significant overweight, a modest weight reduction combined with physical exercises could offer significant results.
A nutrition follow-up with a professional will allow you to...
Regain your freedom of movement
Improve your range of motion by up to 50% with a modest weight reduction induced by a varied and balanced diet.
Reduce your pain
With a weight loss of 1 kg, the pressure on the knee joint will be reduced by 4 kg.2
A 5 kg reduction in body weight allows you to avoid a quarter of knee surgery in cases of arthritis.3
Multiply the effects of physical activity and physiotherapy treatments
Improved quality of life can be achieved by integrating physical activity with a balanced diet.Are you ready to make changes to your eating habits in order to achieve optimal results? Plan an appointment now. A TeamNutrition dietitian/nutritionist is available on site to help you.
1. Miller et al. Intensive weight loss program improves physical function in older obese adults with knee Osteoarthitis. Obesity. 2006:14:1219-1230.
2. Atukorala & al. Is there a dose-response relationship between weight loss and symtom improvment in person with knee OA? Arthitis Care Res (hoboken) 2016;68:1106-14.
3. Anandacoomarasamy & al. The impact of obesity on the musculoskeletal system. International Journal of Obesity (2008), 32, 211-222.