What do creaky, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Tonawanda knee pain sufferers know that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is
part of getting up and moving. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation hears our Tonawanda
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Tonawanda
knee pain sufferers would appreciate getting some relief. What is one approach?
The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
wonders “How bad can eating be for Tonawanda knee
Tonawanda OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Tonawanda knee osteoarthritis is widespread.
There are many Tonawanda knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the globe live
with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Tonawanda knee osteoarthritis sufferer
can describe the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lowers the quality of daily life. (1) It’s just not very
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet incorporates lots
of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish.
The Mediterranean diet allows for moderate intake
of dairy, poultry and eggs as well as red wine
and olive oil as the main source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be very delicious
as well as adventurous for a new
Mediterranean diet follower.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation as well as pain. An analysis of 3 research
reports highlights that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation because of osteoarthritis decreased
in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Specifically, the pro-inflammatory
cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis
patients who better followed a Mediterranean diet have
lessened risk of deteriorating knee pain
at 4 years follow up. For those who did not have
knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years study
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% reduced risk of getting
knee osteoarthritis was reported. (3) Overall, a higher adherence
to a Mediterranean diet is associated with better
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on the Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his use of Cox®
Technic principles adapted to knee treatment to relieve back pain as well as partner
with a patient to get some relief of her knee osteoarthritis pain. The patient
was so excited with the drop in pain on the first visit!
Schedule a Tonawanda chiropractic visit with
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Tonawanda
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and decreased
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will appreciate it!