Rheumatologist Questions Osteoarthritis

Can osteoarthritis be caused by being overweight?

My mother is overweight and has recently been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Will losing weight help in treating her condition?

1 Answer

Hi yes definitely the more pressure on the joints the more pain it would be. So definitely weight loss is a big factor. She can also have hyaluronic acid injections into the knee to help lubricate the joints.
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