Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville hears about painful knees almost
as often as we hear about painful backs and necks! St. Francisville
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I don’t want knee pain!” Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you suffer with St. Francisville knee pain, moving
may seem like it will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville and researchers hear that! That is fear. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville understands!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
will be right beside you to calm your fear and be sure movement is beneficial! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville also
will tell you again that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to more joint health problems.
A study that followed people for 8 years found
that constant sitting was not related to
knee osteoarthritis while low to moderate level of strenuous
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a great
deal, exercise, too. It helps. The authors specifically state
that long-term strenuous activity participation did not raise
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That’s good news! They report
cautiously that people who were older, have a higher BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were less
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that’s you, let
us together get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
is a fabulous St. Francisville 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 performing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both work! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is greater than that in younger
people. Exercise may benefit the older folks develop
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially reduce
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Have you heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It
is a name for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder of unusual motor coordination of the limbs
which stresses the knees unequally, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your St. Francisville chiropractor guide treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One approach
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can really be noted 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) Don’t let the child in you hop away just yet!
Chat with your St. Francisville 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 described
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. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees regardless of their age!
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
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 St. Francisville chiropractic appointment
with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville today. Bring your painful knees to Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville to relieve