Preston Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

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 bad can eating be for Preston knee pain relief?”

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 beginning 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 symptoms. (4)

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!

Chiropractic Associates shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 

 

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