Weight Management – Chronic Pain & Bone Problems
When it comes to bone pain and chronic pain managing your weight can have significant impacts on our overall health. Exercise and the foods we eat are a big part of helping our pain or making us feel worse.
Our bones and joints carry the weight of our bodies. Are bones are like a bridge and we all know bridges have weight limits so when we add to much weight to our frame just like a bridge that has too much weight on it the structure starts to collapse, just like our bones and joints.
The more weight you have to carry, the harder it is for your joints to work properly. Even little changes in your weight can significantly affect the joint pain we experience.
Small weight changes make a big difference because we have force in our joint they are in the hips and knees , when we walk the force in joints increase about three times that weight with normal walking. This means that 20 pounds of extra body weight are felt by the knees as an extra 60 pounds. 50 pounds = 150 and 100 lbs overweight =300
Having Hashimoto – Thyroiditis doesn’t help with the weight loss
However, managing your weight with osteonecrosis ,osteoarthritis or any other condition that causes pain the joints is difficult. Your joints are hurting , popping achy and or swollen. Some days it feels like you have been hit by lightening the joint or none is hot yet cold at the same time The pain has you exhausted many days .so conditions aren’t always conducive for achieving 10,000 steps hell some days 2000 steps feels like a chore.
When I am in pain and limited in my mobility, I find myself gaining weight from lack of activity but i have learned to ease and control my pain through diet and exercise. Walking long distance isn’t always an option but I can ride my recumbent bike….we have to stay moving
Eating Healthy and Weight-Loss Helps Joint Pain and Chronic Pain
Losing weight may not reverse the damage that has been done to a joint, but research has shown that even moderate weight loss can have a dramatic effect on the relief of joint pain. While getting down to a normal body weight is a good idea for people who are overweight, starting with reasonable goals like losing 10 or 20 pounds can help with joint pain. Studies have shown that a weight loss of 11 pounds decreases the risk of developing knee arthritis by 50%.
Movement is one of the best ways to keep weight off. We have to do our best to include some type of movement in our daily routine. Whether it’s taking a short walk around your block or taking the stairs instead of the elevator, small moments like these can go a long way to managing weight. Movement is also beneficial for your joints.
Biking – easy n joints low-impact whether it’s outside or indoors
Swimming – swim therapy great for all joints low impact
Walking – low-impact exercise that loosens joints in the feet, ankles, knees, hips use caution if your told to limit weight bearing –In orthopedics, weight–bearing is the amount of weight a patient puts on an injured body part. Generally, it refers to a leg, ankle or foot that has been fractured or upon which surgery has been performed, but the term can also be used to refer to resting on an arm or a wrist.
Get a massage – it can help range of motion-and loosen muscles
Here are some links I use to help my pain and inflammation
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