I am obese and have severe arthritis in both knees and now I have pain in my upper thighs. I have a very hard pain upon standing from a seated position.
You are about to make big changes in your lifestyle. Because pain is the master we obey!
For years, you've been told that obesity leads to a host of miserable diseases, one of which is extreme arthritis in the knees. That's actually the least of the problems facing you.
The battle is won between the ears. The decision made that you don't want to spend the rest of your life in misery, getting it off is not that difficult. I have thousands of patients who have done it. You can do it too.
Start by cutting out virtually all the carbs in your diet - potato, rice, bread, pasta, cakes, sugar drinks, cookies - but not fruit.
Obey the master, Mom. Or else... pain, disability, stroke, heart attack. And you will be amazed at the difference in your knees. Research proves that weight loss is THE most important thing you can do to reduce the pain in your knees.
You'll get some tips at our weight loss page at C-H. Get family on board, make sweeping changes right across your diet, otherwise you'll pass on to them the bad diet you probably learnt from your parents. Perhaps get help from a nutritionist, someone to wave the big stick.
Two pounds a week, more exercise... you can do it, Mom.