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West Palm Beach Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

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 pain relief?”


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!


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.


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 symptoms. (4)

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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 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!

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


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