Sandy Springs Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

What do stiff, 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 comes with 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 pain relief?”

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. A review of three 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 better quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive symptoms. (4)

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 thrilled 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!

Cross Chiropractic Center shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 

 

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