What do stiff, noisy, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Manahawkin knee pain sufferers know that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with getting up and moving. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center hears our Manahawkin
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Manahawkin
knee pain sufferers would appreciate getting some relief. What’s one approach?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
wonders “How hard can eating be for Manahawkin knee
Manahawkin OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Manahawkin knee osteoarthritis is ordinary.
There are numerous Manahawkin knee pain sufferers. They
are not alone! 240 million people around the globe endure osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Manahawkin knee osteoarthritis sufferer
can describe the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lowers the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It is just not very
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet includes eating lots
of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish.
The Mediterranean diet allows for moderate consumption
of dairy, poultry and eggs as well as red wine
and olive oil as the chief source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be quite delicious
and exciting for a new
Mediterranean diet adherent.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation in
addition to pain. An analysis of three studies points out that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation because of osteoarthritis fell
in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Particularly, the pro-inflammatory
cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis
patients who better followed a Mediterranean diet have
lessened risk of worsening knee pain
at four 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% lowered risk of getting
knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher adherence
to a Mediterranean diet is associated with better
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Manahawkin 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 Manahawkin chiropractic visit with
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Manahawkin
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and decreased
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will appreciate it!