What do creaky, noisy, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
St. Francisville knee pain sufferers know that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is
part of getting up and moving. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville hears our St. Francisville
chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those St. Francisville
knee pain sufferers would be pleased to
get some relief. What’s one approach?
The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
asks “How hard can eating be for St. Francisville knee
St. Francisville OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
St. Francisville knee osteoarthritis is common.
There are numerous St. Francisville knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the world endure osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any St. Francisville knee osteoarthritis sufferer
can describe the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lessens the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It’s 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 permits moderate consumption
of dairy, poultry and eggs in addition to red wine
and olive oil as the central source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be very tasty
as well as adventurous for a new
Mediterranean diet adherent.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation in
addition to pain. A review of 3 studies highlights that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation because of 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 have
reduced risk of worsening knee pain
at 4 years follow up. For those who did not experience
knee osteoarthritis at the beginning of the 4 years study
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% reduced risk of acquiring
knee osteoarthritis was reported. (3) Overall, a higher adherence
to a Mediterranean diet is associated with better
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
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 St. Francisville chiropractic visit with
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving St. Francisville
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and reduced
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!