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So I've had knee pain for the last 2yrs.. I've done physical therapy and medical pain management but the pain is still there... I don't want to get knee surgery until I get my vsg done and drop some pounds..

My question is has anybody had knee pain or any joint pain before surgery and how did it feel after dropping some weight... does it get better or worse?

Thanks in advance..

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I'm 52 pounds down and have knee pain and back pain pre-surgery. Unfortunately, it hasn't got better yet. I still want to lose 100 more pounds, so I guess we will see.

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Just want to suggest cortisone injections for your knees. Mine were so bad my life was miserable. I got bilateral injections and the pain went away 100% that was 2.5 months ago, and my knees are still feeling good,

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I’ve had hereditary knee problems since I was a teen. The extra weight only made it worse. After dropping around 60 pounds, the pain has subsided quite a bit but, I’m pretty sure I’ll have to have them worked on sometime in the near future. I’m pretty sure that carrying so much extra weight for so long has done some permanent damage. Oh well, one problem at a time...

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I had back pain due to a surgery back in 2010. Since I have lost weight my back pain has gone away. With the extra weight off it's been easier to move also. I still have more weight to lose but if you go that route it will be a benefit for you.

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I've had hip pain for a few years now. Although it has gotten a little better with weight loss, that doesn't change the fact that I have bone on bone in the joint from osteoarthritis. Plus, not being able to take NSAIDS doesn't help. I've put off a hip replacement for about 7 yrs now. Now that I've lost a significant amount of weight my doctor says my surgery and recovery will be much easier. I am scheduled for a total hip replacement in June. I'm finally ready for it so I can hopefully get my active life back!

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Knee pain can be quite debilitating and cause misery ,I had a knee replacement in 2014 after trying so many pain management techniques, it turned out that I had early arthritis and the cartilage in my knee had worn out so it was bone rubbing on bone, fast forward 5 years and weight gain and the knee pain came back. Now with VSG done 3/7/2019, am managing the pain and doing my walks and dropping weight gradually, I trust that when am about 70 pounds lighter the discomfort will be manageable.

But please check the root cause of the pain and get help so that when you do the VSG you can exercise without so much discomfort.

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I had knee pain, ankle/foot pain and back pain. I noticed it all getting better after about a month to a month and a half post op (around the 40 lbs loss mark). Based on that alone, I assume all my aches and pains were weight related.

Now (I'm almost 7 months out) all of the pains I had are completely gone, and has been for a while, actually.

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So, I was told in my 30s I needed my knees replaced. I did a lot of damage with athletics as a teen. By my 50s, I was bone on bone in both knees. After my surgery, my pain has improved significantly. Understand that if you have arthritis in your knees, being sedentary is making it worse. Movement is the best way to manage arthritic joints, but it's a fine line of being able to move without pain.

I'm now down about 150 pounds and almost 3 years post surgery. I fence on a national level and am ranked 23 among women 50-59 in my weapon in the US. I do Olympic weight lifting. I work with my orthopedic surgeon and an osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist to increase my mobility and control my pain. I'm hoping to put off replacement until my late 60s. (I'm 57 now.)

Keep in mind that every pound of weight on your body feels like 5-7 pounds of force on your knees. So each pound that comes off will help. But get moving - in the pool if you have to at this point.

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So, I was told in my 30s I needed my knees replaced. I did a lot of damage with athletics as a teen. By my 50s, I was bone on bone in both knees. After my surgery, my pain has improved significantly. Understand that if you have arthritis in your knees, being sedentary is making it worse. Movement is the best way to manage arthritic joints, but it's a fine line of being able to move without pain.
I'm now down about 150 pounds and almost 3 years post surgery. I fence on a national level and am ranked 23 among women 50-59 in my weapon in the US. I do Olympic weight lifting. I work with my orthopedic surgeon and an osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist to increase my mobility and control my pain. I'm hoping to put off replacement until my late 60s. (I'm 57 now.)
Keep in mind that every pound of weight on your body feels like 5-7 pounds of force on your knees. So each pound that comes off will help. But get moving - in the pool if you have to at this point.
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