I am sorry that you are experiencing severe knee pain and muscle twitching. Each of those symptoms alone and both together can be distressing.
Excessive body weight does contribute to the onset arthritis and to the worsening of arthritis once established.
For every pound of excess weight shed there is a 4 pound reduction in the stress and load forces borne on the knees.
A person who is 10 pounds overweight has the effect of 40 additional pounds of load bearing stress placed on the knees. A person who is 100
poinds overweight has 400 added pounds of load bearing stress bearing down on their knees.
Even 5-10 pounds of weight loss will reap a positive benefit in bettering the articulating surfaces of your knees and reduce your pain and stiffness. Bone is a living tissue with embedded sensory nerves that communicate pain. A mild loss of weight will bring you more comfort by lowering the load bearing stress that is activating the sensory pain receptors in your knees.
Start slow. Ideas: Put on a pair of quality athletic walking shoes and start walking. Walk 1/2 way around the block. Eat smaller portion sizes. Make a concerted effort to eat smaller amounts. Use salad plates instead of dinner sized plates. Forgo fast food at McDonalds. Find a buddy who also wants to lose weight. Support one another in the endeavor, walk together.
I ageee with supplemental magnesium as suggested to quiet muscle twitching. Magnesium is an essential electrolyte in muscle function.
Low magnesium often equals aching muscles, muscle spasms, and twitching (called fascicullations).
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