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Obesity and its effects on joints

Posted Dec 15 2010 8:01am

According to the American Obesity Association, over 66% of American are overweight or obese and besides causing a wide variety of illness, it has a big effect on our joints.

Joint cartilage in the knees and ankles function as shock absorbers and obesity adds additions stress. As the joints deteriorate from the constant stress of too much weight, the gradual loss of cartilage results in more shock waves and jarring throughout the body.

Other complications from obesity include joint inflammation, chronic pain and depression. While you are attempting to combat these conditions with proper diet, exercise and other programs consider adding Chiropractic care which is essential for helping the joints over come this additional stress.

The risk for knee arthritis increases almost 7 times in individuals with obesity. Chiropractic care can help. Our office not only has a great weight loss program but we specialize in helping stress joint become healthier. Visit our website at to find out more.

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