Weight loss is a great path to a healthier lifestyle. There are many benefits to maintaining a healthy weight, and one of those benefits is pain relief in your joints.
Excess weight puts pressure on your weight-bearing joints (hips, knees, and ankles), and contributes to the deterioration of the natural lubrication in the joint. When walking on a flat surface, one pound of weight is equivalent to four pounds of pressure on your knees. One pound is equivalent to seven pounds of extra weight on your knees when going down stairs. Even a little bit goes a long way when it comes to helping your joints.
Dr. Riggs can help you one-on-one with your weight loss goals to structure a weight-loss program that will be targeted for your individual needs. He will not force you into a one-size-fits-all program, but will support you and work with whatever weight-loss program you currently have. However, if you don’t have a current program or the one you have is insufficient or ineffective, he will discuss all available options with you to find the right fit. We can offer multiple approaches that can be as simple as accountability to appetite suppressants to a full-fledged diet program with menus and recipes. In most cases, your medical insurance covers the office visits, so your out-of-pocket cost will likely be less than other programs.
Call ActiJoint for more information or to join us. We’d love for you to join our weight loss team.