What do stiff, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
New Roads knee pain sufferers experience that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with waking up and moving. New Roads Chiropractic Center hears our New Roads
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those New Roads
knee pain sufferers would appreciate getting some relief. What’s one approach?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. New Roads Chiropractic Center
wonders “How bad can eating be for New Roads knee
New Roads OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
New Roads knee osteoarthritis is ordinary.
There are numerous New Roads knee pain sufferers. They
are not alone! 240 million people around the world live
with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any New Roads knee osteoarthritis sufferer
recognizes the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that reduces the quality of daily life. (1) It’s just not very
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be
some fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet incorporates lots
of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish.
The Mediterranean diet allows for moderate intake
of dairy, poultry and eggs along with red wine
and olive oil as the key source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be very tasty
and exciting for a new
Mediterranean diet follower.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation as well as pain. A review of three studies points out that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis decreased
in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Specifically, the pro-inflammatory
cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis
patients who better followed a Mediterranean diet show a
lessened risk of worsening knee pain
at 4 years follow up. For those who didn’t have
knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years project
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of getting
knee osteoarthritis was reported. (3) Overall, a higher faithfulness
to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with better
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
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 New Roads chiropractic visit with
New Roads Chiropractic Center to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating New Roads
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 appreciate it!