What do creaky, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Severna Park knee pain sufferers know that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is
part of waking up and moving. Back And Neck Care Center hears our Severna Park
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Severna Park
knee pain sufferers would be pleased to
get some relief. What’s one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Back And Neck Care Center
asks “How hard can eating be for Severna Park knee
Severna Park OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Severna Park knee osteoarthritis is common.
There are numerous Severna Park knee pain sufferers. They
are not alone! 240 million people around the world endure osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Severna Park knee osteoarthritis sufferer
recognizes the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lowers the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It is just not very
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet incorporates plenty
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 main source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be quite delicious
and adventurous for a recent
Mediterranean diet enthusiast.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation in
addition to pain. A review of 3 studies points out that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation because of osteoarthritis fell
in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Particularly, the pro-inflammatory
cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis
patients who stuck to a Mediterranean diet show a
reduced risk of worsening knee pain
at four years follow up. For those who didn’t have
knee osteoarthritis at the beginning of the 4 years project
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of acquiring
knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher faithfulness
to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with better
quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Back And Neck Care 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 Severna Park chiropractic visit with
Back And Neck Care Center to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Severna Park
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and reduced
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will appreciate it!