Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Palmer Chiropractic Center hears about painful knees nearly
as often as we hear about painful backs and necks! Lynchburg
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I do not want knee pain!” Palmer Chiropractic Center
has some enlightening new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain in check.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Lynchburg knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Palmer Chiropractic Center and researchers have
heard that! That’s fear. Palmer Chiropractic Center understands!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Palmer Chiropractic Center
will be right beside you to calm your fear and ensure movement is beneficial! Palmer Chiropractic Center also
reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and likely end in more joint health problems.
A study that tracked people for 8 years found
that constant sitting was not associated with
knee osteoarthritis while low to moderate level of energetic
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a lot, exercise, too. It is beneficial. The authors specifically report
that long-term strenuous activity participation did not raise
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That’s good news! They write
cautiously that people who were older, have a larger BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were less
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that is you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Palmer Chiropractic Center
is a great Lynchburg health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Strong quadriceps benefit
knees. Exercising the quadriceps is smart! A study compared
younger and older folks doing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both work! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is greater than that in younger
people. Exercise may benefit the older folks strengthen
that muscle so it can persist longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that naturally comes with aging. (2)
Palmer Chiropractic Center can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It
is a name for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds atypical motor coordination of the limbs
which stresses the knees unevenly, raising
their risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your Lynchburg chiropractor lead treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One approach
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can particularly be noticed in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that work together
well. Resistance training increases strength and coordination benefiting
knees and ankles.
(4) Do not let the child in you hop away just yet!
Chat with your Lynchburg chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be applied
to the care of knees! Exercise as described
above, chiropractic treatment of the knee based on principles of Cox® Technic
for the spine adapted by Dr. Luigi Albano, and supplementation with chondroitin
sulfate and glucosamine sulfate benefit knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Palmer Chiropractic Center will establish a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson about pain relieving
treatment of knee osteoarthritis founded on the principles of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule you Lynchburg chiropractic appointment
with Palmer Chiropractic Center today. Bring your painful knees to Palmer Chiropractic Center to reduce