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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.

However, we know that it is not always easy to start and maintain changes in eating habits. Consultations with a qualified dietitian or nutritionist can help you in your process.1

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

Avoid surgery

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.

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