Your knees are the largest weight-bearing joints in your body and they play a crucial role in your mobility. The more you weigh, the stronger the stress on your knees. When the knee joints are damaged, performing simple everyday activities, such as walking, running, climbing stairs, or even bending your knees to sit on a chair become painful and laborious.
Obesity is a major factor in the development of knee-related diseases. In fact, research has shown that in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis, weight loss is directly related to the reduction in the knee joint load. For this reason, non-surgical means of managing knee-related diseases not only include pharmacological treatment, but also lifestyle modifications (diet and exercise).
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