Clearwater, FL - (727) 462-5582
Beverly Hills, CA - (310) 975-7033

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 the meniscus. This forms a stabilizing and shock absorbing structure to absorb the forces of day to day living imposed on your body by standing, walking, bending, and other activities. The easy analysis is too much weight overloads the knee cartilage’s capacity to absorb these stresses and joint breakdown or degeneration occurs, thus leading to arthritis development.

Simply stated by losing weight, your knee will have less overload to deal with and symptoms generally improve. Cases that are more advanced and significant degeneration of the knee has already occurred may require additional measures. Medications for arthritis (anti-inflammatories) may help diminish pain, but do not stop the degeneration from continuing. Joint lubricant may help, but are also not effective long term. Recent studies have shown that Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) was more effective than Hyaluronic acid joint lubricants. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) uses the bodies own healing capacity to direct tissue repair and halt degeneration. PRP has an abundant supply of growth factors which can provide a regenerative effect. Losing weight and seeking regenerative medicine alternatives such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) may be effective measures to answer what can be done for knee arthritis.

Dennis M. Lox, M.D., serves patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, and Spring Hill. He has been pleased to accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. Located in the 33765 and 33765 areas, our offices can be reached at (727) 462-5582 (Clearwater) and (727) 817-1909 (New Port Richey). Call to schedule your visit today.

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.

Are You Looking to Avoid Surgery?

If you haven't found joint relief should schedule a personal consultation with Dennis M. Lox, M.D., to learn if you are able to get joint relief without the need for invasive surgery.

Stem Cell Therapy in Clearwater, FL and Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Lox treats the Tampa Bay Metro Area including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa , Pinellas Park, Palm Harbor, Orlando and Sarasota as well as the Los Angeles Metro Area including Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

Call our office in Clearwater, FL or Beverly Hills, CA to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dennis Lox.

Clearwater, Florida Office

2030 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 462-5582

Beverly Hills, California Office

450 N Roxbury Dr. #602
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 975-7033

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