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New Roads Chiropractic Exercise Ideas for Knee Osteoarthritis Management

Countless people have knee osteoarthritis in both or one knee. That doesn’t make it any easier on its sufferers though. New Roads Chiropractic Center has some novel exercise tips and treatments our New Roads knee osteoarthritis (KOA) patients will want to try for themselves.

KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS (KOA): What It Is and How Common It Is

Knee osteoarthritis is related to aging and oh so common! 86 million people around the world over 20 years old were diagnosed with it in 2020. Characteristically, knee osteoarthritis sufferers experience a loss of knee extensor strength, a greater severity of knee pain, and a decline in functional performance. (1) Knee osteoarthritis is the degeneration of cartilage, part of the natural aging process whether we like it or not. Physical activity has demonstrated a positive effect on cartilage structure even though just which physical activity is best has yet to be decided. (2) New Roads Chiropractic Center sees new treatment ideas being studied a lot.

KOA TREATMENT:  Your New Roads chiropractor has it.

A chiropractic treatment approach has demonstrated promise. A trial of Cox® flexion distraction decompression principled treatment for knee osteoarthritis – that is distraction of the knee – reported relief of patient-perceived pain from 7.7 (out of 10) to 1.8 in a mean of 5.3 visits in 3 weeks for 25 patients. (3) New Roads Chiropractic Center can link this treatment (and even some cartilage-supportive nutrition!) with your home-exercise for relief.

KOA TREATMENT: YOU, our New Roads knee pain patient

Despite the benefits of exercise on KOA is well established, KOA sufferers are not known to continue the exercise routine. One study made an easy-to-follow video series and calendar system that automatically noted when their did the exercises that demonstrated an 82.4% participation rate. Not bad! The patients also shared their noticed satisfaction, pain reduction, and better physical function. (4) One month-long intervention of single knee, non-KOA knee extensor strength training resulted in significant improvement in the knee extensor strength of the knee with KOA! This is called “cross education phenomenon.” The better extensor strength and neuromuscular function of the knee with KOA lasted for 3 months. (1) New Roads Chiropractic Center is pretty confident a KOA sufferer won’t care which knee is exercised as long as there is relief! A planned YOGA (YOGa and strengthening exercise for knee osteoArthritis) study was just described to find out if yoga’s mind-body exercise format - known to improve flexibility, muscle strength, balance and fitness - might decrease the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis and even improve other outcomes like pain, function, quality of life, gait speed, cost effectiveness, and others. (5) Another study looked into how blood flow restriction with low and high load resistance exercise of the KOA-affected knee altered various blood tests in female patients with unilateral KOA and found that markers for skeletal muscle tissues were higher. (6) All these studies on various approaches to handle knee osteoarthritis may hopefully find a way to ease/prevent/better manage this common condition.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes relieving chiropractic knee treatment via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for patients with KOA.

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New Roads Chiropractic Center shares recent studies regarding the exercise suggestions for knee osteoarthritis relief, even exercising the healthy knee for relief in the painful knee!
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