Weight loss for pain relief is becoming quite a promising treatment for several disorders. There are a number of chronic conditions that cause sufferers quite a bit of discomfort. Among those whose pain is focused in their joints, losing excess pounds is proving to make their lives naturally more comfortable.
Joint disorders have become quite common. Most commonly are those involving arthritis. That said, when the condition occurs in a joint that supports much of the bodyweight, being overweight or obese can exacerbate the problem.
A new study published in the Arthritis Care and Research journal showed that when knee osteoarthritis patients who were obese or overweight dropped the pounds, their pain fell, too. The weight loss for pain relief study showed that a 20 percent body weight reduction led to a 25 percent pain reduction. (more…)