What do creaky, noisy, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
West Palm Beach knee pain sufferers experience that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is
part of getting up and moving. Chiropractic Care hears our West Palm Beach
chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those West Palm Beach
knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What’s one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Chiropractic Care
wonders “How hard can eating be for West Palm Beach knee
West Palm Beach OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
West Palm Beach knee osteoarthritis is widespread.
There are numerous West Palm Beach knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the world endure osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any West Palm Beach knee osteoarthritis sufferer
can describe the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lowers the quality of daily life. (1) It is just not much
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet incorporates plenty
of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish.
The Mediterranean diet permits moderate intake
of dairy, poultry and eggs in addition to red wine
and olive oil as the main source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be quite delicious
as well as adventurous for a recent
Mediterranean diet follower.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation as well as pain. An analysis of 3 studies points out 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 stuck to a Mediterranean diet have
lessened risk of deteriorating knee pain
at four years follow up. For those who did not have
knee osteoarthritis at the beginning of the 4 years study
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of getting
knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher adherence
to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with improved
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
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 West Palm Beach chiropractic visit with
Chiropractic Care to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating West Palm Beach
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!