Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland
Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland

More than 35% of adults in the United States are obese. Statistics show that obesity often contributes to other health problems. Exploring the impact of obesity on orthopedic health has come to the forefront.

Excess weight and obesity have been linked to health issues from high blood pressure to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Excess weight strains almost every organ in the body, and is no surprise that it can affect arthritic joints as well.

Evidence has shown, that being overweight can cause a number of health issues including damage to joints. Putting too much weight or stress on your joints can cause problems, such as musculoskeletal and chronic pain, increased risk of osteoarthritis, and slower surgical recovery and higher risk of surgical complications. If you are affected by excess weight or obesity, it’s more difficult to treat these problems.

Losing weight and keeping it off is no easy task. Diet programs are not always reliable, and if you’re one of the millions of Americans who plan to go on a diet, statistics do not seem to weigh in your favor.

This isn’t breaking news, as doctors know that know yo-yo and crash dieting is linked to heart disease, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, inflammation, and, ironically, gaining more weight. In reality, 97 percent of dieters regain everything they lost. Maintaining your weight through a healthy diet and sensible exercise program is one of the most valuable preventative steps you can take to reduce your risk of health problems.

At Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland, we are committed to providing our patients with the information needed to live a healthier lifestyle and optimize your quality of life.

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About Us

For more than 40 years, Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland has provided the highest standard of orthopedic care for patients of all ages in Catonsville, Columbia and Eldersburg as well as nearby in the Annapolis, Washington, DC and Montgomery County areas. As our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors continue the traditions of our founding physicians, Dr. John Tansey and Dr. Kenneth Spence, we employ sophisticated advances and specialties in the field of orthopedic medicine, such as arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive procedures, joint replacement, sports medicine, onsite diagnostic imagery, outpatient surgery, and physical therapy rehabilitation for the full spectrum of joint, bone, muscle, back, and related pain conditions and injuries.