Bariatric Surgery, Knee Pain, and Me: A Guide to Joint Pain and Weight Loss

When you think of weight-related health conditions, what
comes to mind? Type
2 Diabetes? Cardiac problems?

Although it might not immediately come to mind, arthritis
and joint pain are common for people suffering from obesity and overweight.
However, there is hope: gaining weight may lead to these conditions, but living
healthier – especially through bariatric surgery – can alleviate them as well.

Don’t wait to learn more; read on!

Arthritis in America

The two most common types of pain caused by obesity are
joint pain and arthritis. Their differences may be subtle and easy to miss, but
an easy way to tell them apart are

Joint Pain: An umbrella term that can mean discomfort, pain, or
inflammation arising from any part of the joint.Arthritis: An inflammation of the joints.

Arthritis is not an uncommon condition in the United States
as 1 out of every 4 Americans (over 54 million people) has some form of joint
pain. The number only get… Read More