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New Roads Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

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 pain relief?”

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 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 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!

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

 

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