Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center hears about painful knees nearly
as often as we hear about painful backs and necks! Manahawkin
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain in check.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you suffer with Manahawkin knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center and researchers hear that! That is fear. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
will be right beside you to calm your fear and make
sure movement helps! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center also
reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and likely end in more joint health problems.
A study that tracked people for 8 years revealed
that constant sitting was not associated with
knee osteoarthritis while low to moderate level of strenuous
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a lot, exercise, too. It is beneficial. The authors specifically state
that long-term strenuous activity participation didn’t increase
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That’s good news! They write
cautiously that people who were older, have a greater BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were less
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that is you, let
us together get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
is a fabulous Manahawkin health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Strong quadriceps benefit
knees. Exercising the quadriceps is smart! A study examined
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 higher than that in younger
people. Exercise may benefit the older folks develop
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It
is a term for a most common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds atypical motor coordination of the limbs
which stresses the knees unequally, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your Manahawkin chiropractor direct treatment
and exercise to assist in coordinating motion. One way
toward improvement is resistance training whose
effectiveness can particularly be noticed in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that interact
well. Resistance training increases strength and coordination resulting in gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Don’t let the child in you hop away just yet!
Talk with your Manahawkin chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management involves
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be applied
to the care of knees! Exercise as defined
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. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Manahawkin 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 based on the principles of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule you Manahawkin chiropractic appointment
with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center today. Bring your painful knees to Manahawkin Chiropractic Center to relieve