Improvements in Pain and Physical Function After Weight-Loss Surgery

Severe obesity often leads to joint pain and can interfere with a person’s ability to bend, lift, carry, and walk. Undergoing bariatric surgery helps with weight loss but can it also help alleviate joint pain and improve a person’s overall physical function? A new study examined whether pain levels and physical function improved for patients after weight-loss surgery.
Severe obesity often leads to joint pain and can interfere with a person’s ability to bend, lift, carry, and walk. Undergoing bariatric surgery helps with weight loss but can it also help alleviate joint pain and improve a person’s overall physical function? A new study examined whether pain levels and physical function improved for patients after weight-loss surgery.