What do stiff, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Preston knee pain sufferers undergo the
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with getting up and moving. Chiropractic Associates hears our Preston
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Preston
knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What’s one approach?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Chiropractic Associates
asks “How hard can eating be for Preston knee
Preston OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Preston knee osteoarthritis is common.
There are many Preston knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the world endure osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Preston knee osteoarthritis sufferer
knows about the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that reduces the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It is just not much
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be
some 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 along with red wine
and olive oil as the main source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be very delicious
as well as adventurous for a recent
Mediterranean diet enthusiast.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation in
addition to pain. A review of three research
reports highlights that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis fell
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 show a
lowered risk of deteriorating knee pain
at four years follow up. For those who didn’t have
knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years study
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of acquiring
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 Associates
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 thrilled with the drop in pain on the first visit!
Schedule a Preston chiropractic visit with
Chiropractic Associates to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Preston
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and lessened
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will appreciate it!