Research has shown that being overweight adds additional stress onto your bones, joints, and connective tissue. If it is hard on healthy joints, imagine how hard it is on damaged ones. The truth is that being overweight is a major factor in how well you do after orthopedic care, especially following a surgical procedure. The better shape you are in before the surgery, the better your odds for an optimal recovery after surgery. Of course, the flip side is also true. If you are out of shape, your body has a harder time healing after a procedure.
Weight Loss and Orthopedic Care
It sounds simple enough: lose weight and get in shape, so you can get the treatment you need. The only problem is, if you are already in pain, feeling tired and sluggish, it can be hard to really make progress on your own when fighting to lose weight. Most people become discouraged and give up, feeling as if they have no choice but to live with the pain and loss of functionality. Others are simply too embarrassed and lack the support they need to make healthy lifestyle changes.
Nothing is more frustrating than being told that the surgery you need to help reduce or relieve pain and restore function has to wait until you are at a safer weight. At Advanced Bone & Joint, we are different by design. We understand the science of weight loss, as well as what goes into bone and joint health. And unlike other medical providers, at Advanced Bone & Joint, we work with you to help you get ready for your surgery.
Our ground-breaking weight loss system takes you step by step, from where you are to where you need to be, to have a successful surgery. Our carefully designed program offers a targeted, supportive weight loss system that really works. We can help you change your diet, increase the nutrient dense foods you eat, and decrease your weight. Whether you are suffering from back pain, need a joint replacement, or advanced pain management, we can help. Don’t live with the pain for one day longer than you have to.
Let us work with you, and help you lose weight, tone and strengthen your body, and get ready for the surgery that can give you back your life. It does not have to be this way anymore. To find out how we have helped patients lose weight, gain energy, improve their overall conditioning, and prepare for surgery, please call (636) 229-4222 or request an appointment online. You can do this – and we can help.