Knee pain from osteoarthritis can be very difficult to deal with on a day to day basis. If you happen to be overweight or just carrying a few extra pounds, that difficulty and pain is often even worse. Did you know that in people who are overweight, for every 2.2 lbs that you are able to lose, knee joint load decreases by a factor of 8?! Furthermore, studies have shown that a 10% weight reduction leads to a 50% improvement in function with day to day activities.
If you are suffering from knee pain related to arthritis, come and see one of our physical therapists at Atlantic Physical Therapy. We can help to decrease your pain, get you moving again, and develop a safe and effecting exercise program specifically for you to help you lose weight, be more active, and get you back to doing the things you love!
Matthew Savini PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Atlantic Physical Therapy, Ocean View Clinic