Pain doctors know the obstacles faced by patients with chronic pain and obesity. We realize that exercise may flare their pain, how hard it is for them to move, and that they may not make the best food choices. Obesity causes joint compression and alignment changes that can lead to pain.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Low back pain
- Pain of the hip, knee or hand
- Plantar fascitis
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
There is significant data to support a weight loss of as little as 10% of an obese persons body weight can provide significant relief or alleviate pain. This 10% weight loss can also reduce the effects of other diseases associated with obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea, to name a few. Modest weight loss and fitness interventions coupled with injection techniques (when indicated to alleviate acute pain) can be of great benefit to reduce the silent inflammation produced by obesity.