It turns out that if you are not overweight then you have less knee pain. Wow, isn’t now that a landmark finding? We never knew that before. For this study, which appeared in Arthritis Care & Research, 1,383 persons with symptomatic knee OA enrolled in an 18-week weight loss program. And the results? Well, the group with the largest amount of weight loss (10% or more) had the greatest improvement in pain, function, and other Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) domains. You can all say together with me now….NO SH%T!
By the way, those images are of my knee. I am not overweight but after six knee surgeries (multiple menisectomies and two ACL reconstructions since age 19) they are now recommending I get knee replacement. How crappy is that at age 50?Tweet