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When will my knees stop hurting

on 5/1/12 4:09 pm - IN
Tomorrow I'm 6 weeks out and down 37 lbs total (9) were pre op. My question is for anyone who has arthritis in their knees, how much weight did you have to lose before your knee's stopped hurting? I try to do 2 miles a day (walking) and can barely get it in because of the knees!!!!
on 5/1/12 4:24 pm - Granada Hills, CA
My knees hurt a lot pre-op and for most of my adult life. By the time I lost 50-100 lbs, most of the pain had subsided, I was able to start biking last October I think (something I wasnt able to do b/c of my knees) - i might have been down 130-140 maybe?

I still have knee pain but I think its more related to my choice of physical activities than anything, but even the worse days now are better than my best day at 420 lbs so I cant really complain. - my journey to sexy skinny bitch status

11/16/12 - Got my Body by Sauceda - arms, Bl/BA, LBL, thigh lift. 

HW 420/ SW 335 /CW 200    85 lbs lost pre-op / 135 post op


on 5/1/12 5:15 pm - IN
Thanks for your response!
on 5/1/12 4:25 pm
VSG on 11/06/08 with
My knees stopped hurting when I had lost about 50 pounds. . . unfortunately, the damage was already done.  I have to have BOTH of them replaced. . . facing that with a lot of trepidation.  Sure had thought that losing all the weight would help me avoid surgery, but it was not to be :(
thin1soon  TN

Pre-surgery weight 11/6/08-253
Post surgery (12 wks.) 2/3/09-185
68 pounds lost

on 5/1/12 4:29 pm - PA
VSG on 01/05/12
  Mine felt much better just after 40lbs lost.  Now at 60lbs and they rarely hurt anymore, even walking
up steps.
on 5/1/12 5:19 pm - IN
Thanks for the response!
on 5/1/12 5:14 pm - IN
on 5/1/12 5:18 pm - IN
Thanks for your response, I too am looking at knee replacement (cortizone shots every 3 mos) and hoping for the weight to help pospone it for ALONG time! The thought of having 3/4 of my stomach removed didn't bother me near as much as the thought of them sawing my bone in half! Good luck when you decide to do it!!
on 5/1/12 5:41 pm - AL
I have lost 100lbs, and while my knees don't hurt all the time anymore, by hips sure do!  I swear sometimes it's like you just trade one pain for another!  LOL 

Hope you feel better soon! the (almost) daily journey after VSG

Eat to live, don't live to eat.
on 5/2/12 3:54 am - IN
You are so right! Thanks for the response!!
on 5/1/12 8:18 pm - Santa Rosa, CA
 I am 5 months out and prior to surgery had one very arthritic left knee. I had two series of fluid injections over a couple of years and it was doing very well as I began increasing exercise in about month 2. Then I felt the right knee get really sore while on the treadmill and eventually could barely walk. Long story short, it too is severely arthritic. The dr. was able to do arthroscopic surgery on the right knee which I had done 3 weeks ago. He cleaned it up a lot, but told me afterwards that it was just a stopgap measure. And guess what? After favoring the right knee, the left one is now barking at me. So I guess like you I thought that by losing the weight it would improve the knees and at least for me, it was too little too late. But I don't want this to sound like a total downer. I think that by losing 69 pounds and going when I have to have the knee replacements, both the surgery and the recoveries will be much easier on my body. We have to live with what we have done to our bodies, but we are doing the right thing now!

HW: 284: SW: 274: CW: 152.8. Goal: 159  

on 5/2/12 3:56 am - IN
I know what you mean my "bad" knee is the right but now my left knee is beginning to bother me as well. I understand now when they say "Getting older is not for sissy's"! Thanks for your response!
on 5/1/12 9:42 pm
When you completely cut out wheat products, but don't take my word for it...try it.
Take care

Start 290, Current 180, Goal 150
on 5/2/12 3:59 am - IN
I have never heard that but at this point I'm willing to try anything. I'm assuming you mean anything with wheat in it? Thanks for your response!
on 5/2/12 7:19 am
You are correct and you are welcome.
Take care

Start 290, Current 180, Goal 150
on 5/1/12 9:43 pm - NY
VSG on 01/03/12 with
I think it depends on the type of arthritis. I have inflammation due to auto immune (Sjogren's syndrome) and my knees still hurt. But considering I've been off most of my medications since my sleeve, it's much better than before the weigh loss. I would say I felt a difference after I lost about 30lbs. I thought I would have total relief at this point, with no meds, but I guess that was a pipe dream. But considering the joint pain I was in before WLS, that even my meds didn't relieve, I'm so much better off now.
HW & SW: 251 CW: 166 GW: 145  Month 1: -24lbs  Month 2: -11lbs  Month 3: -13lbs Month 4: -10.8 lbs.
Month 5: - 11.2 lbs  Month 6: -9 lbs  Month 7: -6 lbs
on 5/2/12 4:00 am - IN
Thank you for your response, glad your doing much better. Gotta love the sleeve!!!