Navigation Links
Obese Children Struggle With Joint Pain: Study
Date:11/1/2012

By Mary Brophy Marcus
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- As if obese children did not struggle enough, new research shows that heavier kids suffer pain in their lower joints, report poorer physical function and have worse mental health.

The researchers, from Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University, who published their findings recently in the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, analyzed data from the medical charts of 175 obese children. They looked at age, sex, race, stage of puberty, lower extremity pain, physical function, psychosocial health and physical fitness.

Fifty-one of the children reported that they experience lower extremity pain (hips, knees, ankles and feet), and the same group scored lower on physical function and psychosocial health than those who felt no pain. The more obese a child was, the greater the decline in physical function, psychosocial health and fitness scores, the researchers reported.

"The whole subject is sad to me. Almost 30 percent of our children are overweight and obese," said Dr. Vonda Wright, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She was not involved with the research.

Wright, who often works with young patients, explained: "Our hips and knees bear five to seven times our body weight. These little frames aren't supposed to be carrying 150 pounds of body weight. The heavier the child, the bigger the pressure on the joints and cartilage, and that can be painful. It sets up their soft tissue for inflammation."

Dr. Steven Cohen, a sports medicine surgeon at the Rothman Institute and medical director for the Philadelphia Marathon, said there are many reasons kids are obese, including hormonal issues, but being overweight is strongly connected to diet and inactivity.

"The inactivity related to watching TV and playing video games can have a significant impact on
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Obese Teens Face Higher Risk for Kidney Disease: Study
2. Obese Boys, Impotent Men?
3. Obese Kids May Have Dulled Taste Buds
4. Obese people can be metabolically healthy and in good shape
5. Diminished Taste Buds Noted in Obese Children
6. Belly Fat Adds to Diabetes Risk in Obese Adults, Study Finds
7. Severely Obese Women Attempting IVF May Have Lower Egg Quality
8. Its Possible to Be Obese and Heart-Healthy: Studies
9. Obese and overweight women face increased risk of recurrence of most common type of breast cancer
10. Many Obese Americans Struggle With Stigma, Discrimination, Poll Finds
11. Older Americans Living Longer, But Becoming More Obese
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Obese Children Struggle With Joint Pain: Study
(Date:8/1/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... Jardiance, to help fight type 2 diabetes. ... existing treatment regimens to control blood sugar levels in ... of the Office of Drug Evaluation II in the ... an agency statement. The FDA also recommended that ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... York (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 As ... on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread ... morcellators in gynecological surgeries, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the ... a number of power morcellators marketed by its Ethicon, ... from The New York Times, some critics of the ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... 2014 As AndroGel lawsuits and testosterone ... E. Johnson, Jr. has been appointed as co-lead counsel ... testosterone medications. Since the Fall of 2013, Ron and ... diligently to investigate and prosecute the claims of men ... clots as a result of taking testosterone. As a ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) ... and Peter Welch (D-VT), for their latest actions ... Act of 2014, which improves telemedicine coverage in ... improve healthcare access and affordability using telecommunications technology," ... "These cost-saving provisions are critical to improve telehealth ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... Hot off the presses after the announcement of ... World’s Best Awards by Travel + Leisure , The ... Relaxation Day (technically August 15). , The Lodge at ... help guests celebrate relaxation throughout the month of August. ... wellness to carve out time to relax and unwind. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug 2Health News:Morcellator Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Reactions to Johnson & Johnson Power Morcellator Recall 2Health News:Morcellator Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Reactions to Johnson & Johnson Power Morcellator Recall 3Health News:Morcellator Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Reactions to Johnson & Johnson Power Morcellator Recall 4Health News:Ron Johnson Named Co-Lead Counsel in Lawsuits for Men Injured by AndroGel and Testosterone 2Health News:ATA Applauds Bill on Medicare Telemedicine Improvements 2Health News:The Lodge at Woodloch Kicks Off National Relaxation Day with a Month Long Celebration 2Health News:The Lodge at Woodloch Kicks Off National Relaxation Day with a Month Long Celebration 3Health News:The Lodge at Woodloch Kicks Off National Relaxation Day with a Month Long Celebration 4
... finest local physicians for new ... Chicago practice, BELLEVUE, ... Chicago practice with two of the,area,s finest primary care physicians. With 30 ... for the company to seek its,next two physicians and expand its network., ...
... nation,s,leading association for professionally managed assisted living companies,today ... of life choices,made by aging Americans., Richard ... Living Federation,of America (ALFA), said the assisted living ... in testimony submitted to the Senate Special,Committee on ...
... An Average Of $3,354 Annually Toward Family Coverage, More,Than ... Shares of Workers Now Face Deductibles Of At Least ... By Smaller Firms, WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 Premiums ... this year -- with employees on average paying $3,354 ...
... Modern cancer care is critically dependent on imaging ... and guide their therapy or surgery. Molecular imaging ... characteristics of malignancies, tumor stage and therapeutical response, ... assess the tumor,s anatomical or morphologic features including ...
... but often life-threatening cause of massive gastrointestinal bleeding. PAEFs ... absence of surgical intervention, and in most case, the ... such case wherein the cause of death was PAEF-induced ... patient from the hospital. Few previous reports on PAEF ...
... focused on cancer therapy, announced today that ... Corporation Sdn Bhd (BiotechCorp), will initially focus ... and drug delivery systems for tropical diseases, ... exclusive, global license to a Nanobiotix nanotechnology ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:MD2 International Brings Highly Attentive Medicine to Chicago 2Health News:ALFA Honors End of Life Choices 2Health News:Yearly Premiums for Family Health Coverage Rise to $12,680 in 2008, Up 5 Percent, As Many Workers Also Face Higher Deductibles 2Health News:Yearly Premiums for Family Health Coverage Rise to $12,680 in 2008, Up 5 Percent, As Many Workers Also Face Higher Deductibles 3Health News:Yearly Premiums for Family Health Coverage Rise to $12,680 in 2008, Up 5 Percent, As Many Workers Also Face Higher Deductibles 4Health News:Yearly Premiums for Family Health Coverage Rise to $12,680 in 2008, Up 5 Percent, As Many Workers Also Face Higher Deductibles 5Health News:Yearly Premiums for Family Health Coverage Rise to $12,680 in 2008, Up 5 Percent, As Many Workers Also Face Higher Deductibles 6Health News:Yearly Premiums for Family Health Coverage Rise to $12,680 in 2008, Up 5 Percent, As Many Workers Also Face Higher Deductibles 7Health News:Yearly Premiums for Family Health Coverage Rise to $12,680 in 2008, Up 5 Percent, As Many Workers Also Face Higher Deductibles 8Health News:What is the clinical features of primary aortoenteric fistula? 2Health News: Nanobiotix and BiotechCorp Announce Initial Focus of Their Collaboration: P-O-C Diagnostics and Drug Delivery Systems for Tropical Diseases, Such as Malaria 2Health News: Nanobiotix and BiotechCorp Announce Initial Focus of Their Collaboration: P-O-C Diagnostics and Drug Delivery Systems for Tropical Diseases, Such as Malaria 3
(Date:8/1/2014)... , Aug. 1, 2014  PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... 31, 2014 it approved non-statutory stock options to purchase ... to seven new employees. The awards were made pursuant ... of our new hires, employment compensation. The ... July 31, 2014 and are being made as an ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... 1, 2014  With monumental health reform coming into ... second language. Clinical efficacy is no longer the sole ... ACA like PCORI are directing roughly $1 billion a ... entities and environments, the federal healthcare ecosystem is changing, ... of outcomes and managed markets to the right people ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... Quebec and NEW YORK ... (NYSE/TSX: VRX) and Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. today ... Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN ) in California.  ... Square regarding the tender offer rules.  ... attempt to interfere with shareholders, efforts to call a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PTC Therapeutics Reports Inducement Grants Under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4) 2Pharmaceuticals Learning the Language of the New Healthcare Landscape 2Pharmaceuticals Learning the Language of the New Healthcare Landscape 3Valeant Pharmaceuticals And Pershing Square Respond To Frivolous Allergan Lawsuit 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals And Pershing Square Respond To Frivolous Allergan Lawsuit 3Valeant Pharmaceuticals And Pershing Square Respond To Frivolous Allergan Lawsuit 4Valeant Pharmaceuticals And Pershing Square Respond To Frivolous Allergan Lawsuit 5Valeant Pharmaceuticals And Pershing Square Respond To Frivolous Allergan Lawsuit 6
... The Specimen Tray accessory fits inside the ... removable working area for tissue sectioning. Specimens ... specimen tray. This is a great option ... an expensive buffer, or wish to utilize the ...
... modular peltier refrigeration system that can be added ... Deluxe bath system as standard which provides for ... The unit will chill the Vibratome bath ... ambient temperature. It will maintain bath temperature ...
Punch set for Advanced Tissue Arrayer, 1.5 mm...
Punch set for Advanced Tissue Arrayer, 1.0 mm...
Medicine Products: