joint problems caused by obesity

created by: Stephen Daniels    publish date-- 11-18-14   core number-- 4

Obesity or even just being over weight increases the load placed on your joints, especially the knee and hip joints.

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in obese and overweight americans and this usually leads to more broken bones and messed up joints.

For the older person with oust arthritis the worst thing you can be is obese. being obese puts a bigger load on your bones and if your bones are britle they will break more easily.

The goal of managing arthritis is to maintain the maximum use and function of the joints and the surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Programs within hosplitels have been founded to help people manege there weight so they do not develop joint and bone problems in the future.


Its not commonly known but obbesity in some cases raises the risk of developing a certain type of arthritis. one in five Americans have been diognosed with arthritis. 2% them have been linked to stress on joints from obesity.

Title--obesity in older adults

Author-- Ann Mabe Newman

Date-- January 31,2009

Link-- nursing

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