Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Chiropractic Care hears about painful knees nearly
as often as we hear about painful backs and necks! West Palm Beach
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I don’t want knee pain!” Chiropractic Care
has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain in check.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you suffer with West Palm Beach knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Chiropractic Care and researchers have
heard that! That’s fear. Chiropractic Care gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Chiropractic Care
will work with you to calm your fear and make
sure movement helps! Chiropractic Care also
reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to more joint health problems.
A study that tracked people for 8 years found
that persistent sitting was not associated with
knee osteoarthritis and low to moderate level of active
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a great
deal, exercise, too. It helps. The authors specifically state
that long-term strenuous activity participation did not raise
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That is good news! They write
cautiously that people who were older, have a higher BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were not as
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that’s you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Chiropractic Care
is a fabulous West Palm Beach 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 examined
younger and older folks doing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both succeed! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is higher than that in younger
people. Exercise may benefit the older folks build
that muscle so it can persist longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Chiropractic Care can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It
is a term for a most common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds atypical motor coordination of the limbs
that stresses the knees unequally, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your West Palm Beach chiropractor lead treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One approach
toward improvement is resistance training whose
effectiveness can really be noted in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that work together
well. Resistance training increases strength and coordination giving rise to gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Don’t let the child in you hop away just yet!
Chat with your West Palm Beach chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management involves
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be done for 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 help knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Chiropractic Care will establish a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson about pain relieving
treatment of knee osteoarthritis based on the principles of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule you West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment
with Chiropractic Care today. Bring your painful knees to Chiropractic Care to reduce