Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR hears about painful knees almost
as often as we hear about painful backs and necks! Colorado Springs
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I do not want knee pain!” The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
has some enlightening new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain in check.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you suffer with Colorado Springs knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR and researchers hear that! That is fear. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
will work with you to calm your fear and be sure movement helps! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR also
will tell you again that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to more joint health problems.
A study that followed people for 8 years revealed
that constant sitting was not related to
knee osteoarthritis while 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 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’s you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
is a great Colorado Springs 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 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 greater than that in younger
people. Exercise may help the older folks strengthen
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially reduce
the muscle loss that naturally comes with aging. (2)
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a term for a most common musculoskeletal
disorder of atypical motor coordination of the limbs
which stresses the knees unevenly, raising
their risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your Colorado Springs chiropractor guide treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One approach
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can really be noticed in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping demands strong ankles and knees that interact
well. Resistance training increases strength and coordination benefiting
knees and ankles.
(4) Do not let the child in you hop away just yet!
Check with your Colorado Springs 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 described
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 help knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR will establish a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
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 Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment
with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR today. Bring your painful knees to The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR to reduce