What do creaky, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Sandy Springs knee pain sufferers know that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is
part of getting up and moving. Cross Chiropractic Center hears our Sandy Springs
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Sandy Springs
knee pain sufferers would be pleased to
get some relief. What is one approach?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Cross Chiropractic Center
wonders “How bad can eating be for Sandy Springs knee
Sandy Springs OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Sandy Springs knee osteoarthritis is ordinary.
There are numerous Sandy Springs knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the globe live
with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Sandy Springs knee osteoarthritis sufferer
can describe the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that reduces the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It is just not much
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 chief source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be very tasty
as well as exciting for a new
Mediterranean diet follower.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation as well as pain. An analysis of 3 studies points out that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis fell
in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Specifically, the pro-inflammatory
cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis
patients who stuck to a Mediterranean diet show a
lessened risk of worsening knee pain
at 4 years follow up. For those who did not experience
knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years study
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of acquiring
knee osteoarthritis was reported. (3) Overall, a higher faithfulness
to a Mediterranean diet is associated with improved
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic 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 so excited with the drop in pain on the first visit!
Schedule a Sandy Springs chiropractic visit with
Cross Chiropractic Center to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Sandy Springs
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 be glad you do!