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How can losing weight help with knee and hip osteoarthritis?

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Losing extra weight may ease pain and stiffness from osteoarthritis. Being overweight puts extra stress on your knees and hips. Doctors say that every 10 pounds you lose can lower your arthritis pain by as much as 20%.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip," "Arthritis of the Knee."

Charles Bush-Joseph, MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery, Rush University Medical Center.

Arthritis Foundation: "Who Gets Osteoarthritis?" "Osteoarthritis Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip," "Arthritis of the Knee."

Charles Bush-Joseph, MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery, Rush University Medical Center.

Arthritis Foundation: "Who Gets Osteoarthritis?" "Osteoarthritis Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

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