In America, over 78.6 million (34.9%) adults are overweight or obese according to the CDC. Eric Matteson, MD, chair of the RA division at Mayo Clinic, states, “Weight plays an important role in joint stress, so when people are very overweight, it puts stress on their joints, especially their weight-bearing joints, like the knees and the hips.” Carrying around that extra weight can have a serious impact on your joints. If you are someone who is overweight and has constant joint pain, there is a solution for you.
At MCJR, we can help you get your life back from the pain of arthritis. We understand that after having a joint replacement surgery it is vital that you exercise your joints and muscles to keep them healthy and strong. Our hope after a joint replacement surgery is that you will acquire more mobility than you had in the past and recognize the importance of keeping a nutritious diet and regularly exercising.
We encourage you to stay active! When you exercise, there is increased blood flow to all of your joints, which makes movement easier and easier over time. Exercising also takes the pressure off of your joints, increases flexibility, and decreases the scale. There are exercises to help combat the impact of gravity on your joints as well.
Here are some great exercises if you currently have joint pain and recognize the need to stay active!
At MCJR, we want to help you improve your quality of life as a whole, and there is more that goes into keeping your joints healthy than just getting surgery. Post-operative care is extremely important so you can get the best results from your surgery as possible. When you make healthy choices, your body and joints will thank you. Feel free to call us at 317-455-1064 to set up a consultation.