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Your (Over) Weight and Your Knee

Apr 16, 2013

Your (Over) Weight and Your Knee Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, fl    I am often asked by patients what can be done for my arthritis? This is very prevalent in the knee. A glaring reality is that our society is overweight. The average American gains 10 pounds per decade. This translates to greater stress reactions on the weight bearing surface of the knee. The two bones which articulate to form the hinge knee joint are separated by cartilage and…

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Tampa Sports Medicine Doctor Answers: Can Diet Play a Role in Knee Pain?

Mar 22, 2013

Tampa Sports Medicine Doctor Answers: Can Diet Play a Role in Knee Pain?   Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl Dietary factors have been traced to many disease processes. The connection between diet and cardiac diseases and diabetes have been well researched. It probably comes as no surprise that diet can also have a significant impact on knee pain. Eating a diet high in simple carbohydrates and sugar can lead to weight gain, which greatly influences the development of arthritis.…

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