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Weight Loss Eases OA Knee Pain

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Losing Weight May Help Reduce Knee Osteoarthritis Pain.

Robert Preidt writing in Healthday reported, “Losing weight can help reduce the amount of pain experienced by obese people with knee osteoarthritis,” according to research presented by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In the study, ¬†¬†which included “24 obese adults, aged 30 to 67, with knee osteoarthritis who underwent weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery),” patients who lost an average of “57 pounds within six months of having bariatric surgery showed significant improvements in knee pain, stiffness and physical function.”

If you have osteoarthritis knee pain, fire up "ol Sparky…"

Article that made the news showing a device that emits electromagnetic pulses can reduce the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee.

News: Electromagnetic pulses provide pain relief for osteoarthritis.

Devices similar to this have been used but cost and insurance coverage has been an issue.

Plus, the underlying condition remains uncorrected.

Need to focus on cartilage regenerative therapies (eg, stem cells)

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