Does weight affect Osteoarthritis (OA)?
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder with symptoms in the hands, knees, hips, back, and neck. Being overweight is a clear risk factor for developing OA. Population-based studies have consistently shown a link between overweight or obesity and knee OA. I am slightly overweight and my grandfather also had OA. Doctors told me I might get OA. Please tell Does weight affects Osteoarthritis (OA)?
@meli Studies show a link between weight and OA. Every pound weight that you gain puts pressure on your knees and can lead to cartilage breakdown. As a result, individuals who are obese are more likely to need joint replacement. Extra body fat increases extra stress on the bone which is a common cause of osteoarthritic pain. Weight loss can decrease your risk of developing osteoarthritis.