When Weight Helps Get Your Knee Pain Down
Your Weight and Your Knee Pain
Often we are confronted with patients who have put on weight over the years. When we see them for knee pain, and degenerative arthritis that extra weight is a problem. Most Americans gain 10 pounds per decade, so it adds up. Others were always heavy, and gain even more weight when they become immobile with knee pain. Recently, Dr. Lox saw a patient who weighed 355 pounds. He knew it was deleterious to his health, and his knee pain. He listened intently as Dr. Lox explained to him some of his success stories, and how they did lose the weight. Dr. Lox also made it clear it was a team effort. Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy can be very beneficial, but losing weight requires active patient involvement. There have indeed been unfortunate cases where patients proclaim they will lose the weight and are committed to helping their knee, and their overall health, only to gain weight after 6 months. Life and Medicine are not perfect. Dr. Lox and the patient had a meeting of the minds so to speak. They agreed to a structured approach to weight loss through sound nutrition, exercise, and Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell Therapy for his knees. Often, a problem is people think the only form of exercise involves their knees, like walking. If your knee is your problem, then overburdened your knee with intense knee loading exercise will not work for weight loss, it will only cause more pain. Treadmills, stair masters and running are included in knee’s stressful exercises.
Dennis M.Lox M.D. is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Lox is well versed in how to use nutrition and various other exercise techniques that are more friendly to the patient’s painful or symptomatic joint. Having done Sports Medicine for 3 decades, Dr. Lox has picked up all the tricks to help make it easier to start and see progress. Often patients just need a push in the right direction. For some, they have given up, because it hurts to walk. Designing a new knee-friendly exercise program can be motivating for many. Not everyone will try, despite their promises, but the least a good physician can do is try.
A Successful Knee Pain Story
Fast forward 7 months after knee stem cell therapy, and an appropriate diet and exercise program. The same 355-pound gentleman, mentioned above, has lost 95 pounds, he now weighs 260 pounds. A remarkable difference, and is going to continue to lose more weight. His knee pain is practically gone. He exercises every day. He goes out shopping and doing things he hasn’t done in years. He is doing great, and is very motivating to see what determination can do, with proper guidance.
Not everyone will take the doctor’s advice but is truly rewarding to see the results of those who do and transform their lives, and the joy they receive from living life with their families again.
Dr. Lox treats a variety of sports and arthritis pain problems with Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy Options at his Clearwater, Florida office in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area, and in his Beverly Hills, California office in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
About Dennis M. Lox, M.D.
Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.