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

What do creaky, 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 is part of 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 pain relief?”

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 3 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 symptoms. (4)

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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!

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

 

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