Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! New Roads Chiropractic Center hears about painful knees nearly
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! New Roads
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” New Roads Chiropractic Center
has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain in check.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have New Roads knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at New Roads Chiropractic Center and researchers hear that! That is fear. New Roads Chiropractic Center gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. New Roads Chiropractic Center
will work with you to calm your fear and be sure movement is beneficial! New Roads Chiropractic Center also
will tell you again that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and likely end in more joint health troubles.
A study that tracked people for 8 years found
that persistent sitting was not related to
knee osteoarthritis and low to moderate level of energetic
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a lot, exercise, too. It helps. The authors specifically report
that long-term strenuous activity participation didn’t increase
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That is good news! They report
cautiously that people who were older, have a larger BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were less
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that’s you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! New Roads Chiropractic Center
is a fabulous New Roads health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Knees need strong quadriceps. Exercising the quadriceps is wise! A study examined
younger and older folks performing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both succeed! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is greater than that in younger
people. Exercise may help the older folks develop
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially reduce
the muscle loss that naturally comes with aging. (2)
New Roads Chiropractic Center can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a name for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds atypical motor coordination of the limbs
which stresses the knees unevenly, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your New Roads chiropractor direct treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One way
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can particularly be noticed in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that interact
well. Resistance training improves strength and coordination giving rise to gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Do not let the child in you start hopping just yet!
Talk with your New Roads chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be applied
to the care of knees! Exercise as discussed
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 benefit knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. New Roads Chiropractic Center will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees regardless of their age!
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
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 New Roads chiropractic appointment
with New Roads Chiropractic Center today. Bring your painful knees to New Roads Chiropractic Center to relieve