Do you suffer from osteoarthritis of the knees or hips? Are you considering a joint replacement?
Well, you may be surprised to hear that you could delay or even avoid such surgery and decrease your need for medications just by losing weight and doing the right exercise.
Most people think that joint pain and arthritis are a normal part of ageing and there is nothing much that they can do about it. As a result, they feel that they might as well just go ahead with a joint replacement.
They don’t realise that weight loss and exercise can create benefits similar to those you would get from medications – without the side affects you may get from the medications.
Weight loss and exercise are undervalued and often overlooked by people with osteoarthritis, especially arthritis of weight-bearing joints like the knee or hip. Depending on the severity of the arthritis, they may be able to avoid surgery altogether, but they will certainly delay it.
For creating positive outcomes, first-line management should always be conservative, non-drug treatments, like weight loss. Check out the book: I Can’t Believe it’s a Diet for a complete and permanent weight loss solution.