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    Why is my osteoarthritis pain worse since losing weight?

    I have lost 13kg since 27/12/12 by diet and exercise but my knees are more painful than before. The right knee is worst when floating around the pool during Aqua class but sometimes also during the 50+ circuit class and also at night in bed.
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  • Kevin Shapiro

    Physiotherapist

    17 years experience in Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom in private practice. I specialize in the treatment of back and neck pain as … View Profile

    Perhaps there is now a reduction in essential nutrients.

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    Dr Irwin Lim

    Rheumatologist

    Irwin completed his Rheumatology training in 2003. The majority of his time is spent treating inflammatory arthritis and in particular rheumatoid arthritis and the spondyloarthritis. … View Profile

    Your knee needs to be re-assessed by your treating physician.

    There may be other causes of pain, such as  “internal derangement” as in a meniscal tear, or other structures being inflamed eg pes anserine bursitis.

    Or, unfortunately, the underlying degenerative change may just be worsening.

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