Weight management and exercise

When you speak to your doctor about treatment for joint pain, he or she may recommend a balanced diet to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Additional pressure on weight-bearing joints like the knees may aggravate any joint problems you may have, so by reducing your weight, you may reduce this pressure and the pain it causes. It may also reduce the risks of surgery if this is necessary.

Exercise can also be an important part of treatment for arthritis or other joint issues. Not only is it good for you, it will also help you maintain mobility in affected joints. Your doctor may discuss an exercise program for you or refer you to a physiotherapist.


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