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5 Things You Need to Know About Alcohol's Effect on Joint Pain

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5 Things You Need to Know About Alcohol's Effect on Joint Pain
Man suffering from joint pain in his knee. Photo Credit OcusFocus/iStock/Getty Images

Some people report pain in their joints, especially their knees and wrists, after drinking alcohol. However, researchers have not be able to identify a link between alcohol consumption and joint pain. Studies instead suggest that obesity is more often associated with joint pain than any lifestyle factors such as alcohol consumption or smoking. Nevertheless, there are some ways that alcohol might indirectly contribute to joint pain.

Some people report pain in their joints, especially their knees and wrists, after drinking alcohol. However, researchers have not be able to identify a link between alcohol consumption and joint pain. Studies instead suggest that obesity is more often associated with joint pain than any lifestyle factors such as alcohol consumption or smoking. Nevertheless, there are some ways that alcohol might indirectly contribute to joint pain.

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