Joint Pain and Obesity

Posted on May 10, 2018

"The pain gets unbearable at times, but my doctor only says lose weight." -MyObesityTeam member. Joint pain and swelling can be due to carrying excess weight or another medical condition. Joint pain can be very disruptive, making it harder to accomplish daily tasks or get exercise. Managing joint pain is easier with the support of those who understand what you are going through.

On MyObesityTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with obesity, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Joint pain is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some conversations about joint pain:

A member shares her story about gaining weight and the effect on her joints.

Just a lonely depressed day with pain cuz I have too much weight on my joints.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about joint pain:

Has anyone out there had sciatica and found relief? What are my options?

For those that suffer pain while walking or even just standing, what have you found that works to get exercise?

Does anyone else here have arthritis in their back and knees? If so, what treatments have worked for you?

How do you manage your Osteoarthritis pain through the day?

I've been in pain all day from my arthritis. I've asked my doctor for help, and all I got was "Lose weight". Has anyone else been dismissed when they bring things like this up at the doctors? What did you do?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyObesityTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyObesityTeam Member said:

Hello as we grow older our bones stiffen if we do not move them, I woke up this Morin & my back was hurting so bad so what I did I sat in my chair a… read more

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