Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Cross Chiropractic Center hears about painful knees nearly
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Sandy Springs
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I don’t want knee pain!” Cross Chiropractic Center
has some enlightening new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain in check.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Sandy Springs knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Cross Chiropractic Center and researchers hear that! That’s fear. Cross Chiropractic Center understands!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Cross Chiropractic Center
will be right beside you to calm your fear and be sure movement helps! Cross Chiropractic Center also
reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to more joint health troubles.
A study that tracked people for 8 years revealed
that constant sitting was not associated with
knee osteoarthritis and low to moderate level of active
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 did not increase
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 not as
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that is you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Cross Chiropractic Center
is a fabulous Sandy Springs health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Strong quadriceps benefit
knees. Exercising the quadriceps is wise! A study compared
younger and older folks doing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both succeed! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is higher than that in younger
people. Exercise may help the older folks develop
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially reduce
the muscle loss that naturally comes with aging. (2)
Cross Chiropractic Center can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It
is a name for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder of unusual motor coordination of the limbs
that stresses the knees unevenly, raising
their risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your Sandy Springs chiropractor lead treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One approach
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can particularly be noted in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that work together
well. Resistance training increases strength and coordination benefiting
knees and ankles.
(4) Do not let the child in you hop away just yet!
Chat with your Sandy Springs chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates
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. Cross Chiropractic Center will establish a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic 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 founded on the principles of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule you Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment
with Cross Chiropractic Center today. Bring your painful knees to Cross Chiropractic Center to relieve