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Impact of Weight on Joint Health

Weight can play an important role on joint health. NEBH Orthopedic Surgeon Vivek Shah, MD, explains that when a person is even slightly overweight, it can add stress to their joints, especially their weight-bearing joints like the knees and hips. Every pound of weight gained puts an extra 3-5 pounds of pressure on knee joints. Losing weight can diminish pain and restore function in joints, especially when paired with exercise and a healthy diet.

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