Knee Arthritis? Maybe It’s The Rest Of Your Body
Got knee pain? Maybe there’s something wrong with your knee; or maybe there’s something wrong with the rest of your body. Perhaps, dear reader, there’s a bit too much of it. That’s the thinking from researchers at the J.B. Snow Biomechanics Laboratory at Wake Forest University, where an 18-month study followed up on earlier findings that showed that a 5 percent weight loss decreased knee pain and increased function in overweight people over 55. The follow up study looked at people who, through a combination of diet and exercise, lost more than 5 percent of their weight. HealthDay reports that those participants who lost more than 10 percent of their weight had significantly less pain, better function, lower joint load and less inflammation in their knees.