What do stiff, noisy, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Lynchburg knee pain sufferers undergo the
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with waking up and moving. Palmer Chiropractic Center hears our Lynchburg
chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Lynchburg
knee pain sufferers would be pleased to
get some relief. What is one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Palmer Chiropractic Center
wonders “How bad can eating be for Lynchburg knee
Lynchburg OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Lynchburg knee osteoarthritis is ordinary.
There are numerous Lynchburg knee pain sufferers. They
are not alone! 240 million people around the world suffer with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Lynchburg knee osteoarthritis sufferer
knows about the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lessens the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It’s just not much
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet includes eating lots
of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish.
The Mediterranean diet permits moderate consumption
of dairy, poultry and eggs along with red wine
and olive oil as the central source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be very delicious
and exciting for a recent
Mediterranean diet adherent.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation as well as pain. An analysis of three research
reports highlights that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation due to 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 stuck to a Mediterranean diet have
lessened risk of deteriorating knee pain
at four years follow up. For those who didn’t experience
knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years study
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of getting
knee osteoarthritis was reported. (3) Overall, a higher faithfulness
to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with better
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
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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 Lynchburg chiropractic visit with
Palmer Chiropractic Center to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Lynchburg
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and reduced
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!