What do stiff, noisy, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Colorado Springs knee pain sufferers undergo the
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with waking up and moving. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR hears our Colorado Springs
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Colorado Springs
knee pain sufferers would be pleased to
get some relief. What is one approach?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
wonders “How hard can eating be for Colorado Springs knee
Colorado Springs OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Colorado Springs knee osteoarthritis is ordinary.
There are many Colorado Springs knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the globe live
with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Colorado Springs knee osteoarthritis sufferer
recognizes the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lessens the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It’s just not very
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be
some 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 as well as red wine
and olive oil as the key source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be very delicious
and adventurous for a new
Mediterranean diet adherent.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation as well as pain. An analysis of three research
reports highlights that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis decreased
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 have
reduced risk of worsening knee pain
at 4 years follow up. For those who didn’t experience
knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years project
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 The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
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 Colorado Springs chiropractic visit with
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Colorado 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!