Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Back And Neck Care Center hears about painful knees almost
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Severna Park
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” Back And Neck Care Center
has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain in check.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you suffer with Severna Park knee pain, moving
may seem like it will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Back And Neck Care Center and researchers have
heard that! That is fear. Back And Neck Care Center gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Back And Neck Care Center
will be right beside you to calm your fear and ensure movement helps! Back And Neck Care Center also
reminds you 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 constant sitting was not associated with
knee osteoarthritis while low to moderate level of energetic
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a great
deal, exercise, too. It helps. The authors specifically report
that long-term strenuous activity participation didn’t raise
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That is good news! They write
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 is you, let
us together get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Back And Neck Care Center
is a fabulous Severna Park 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 compared
younger and older folks doing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both work! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is higher than that in younger
people. Exercise may help the older folks strengthen
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Back And Neck Care Center can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a term for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds unusual motor coordination of the limbs
which loads the knees unevenly, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your Severna Park chiropractor lead treatment
and exercise to assist in coordinating motion. One way
toward improvement is resistance training whose
effectiveness can really be noticed in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that interact
well. Resistance training increases strength and coordination benefiting
knees and ankles.
(4) Don’t let the child in you hop away just yet!
Check with your Severna Park chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management involves
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be done for 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. Back And Neck Care Center will establish a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees regardless of their age!
CONTACT Back And Neck Care 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 Severna Park chiropractic appointment
with Back And Neck Care Center today. Bring your painful knees to Back And Neck Care Center to reduce