Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Johnson Chiropractic hears about painful knees nearly
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Richmond
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” Johnson Chiropractic
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 Richmond knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Johnson Chiropractic and researchers have
heard that! That’s fear. Johnson Chiropractic gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Johnson Chiropractic
will work with you to calm your fear and be sure movement helps! Johnson Chiropractic also
will tell you again that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and likely end in more joint health troubles.
A study that tracked people for 8 years revealed
that constant sitting was not associated with
knee osteoarthritis and low to moderate level of strenuous
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a lot, exercise, too. It helps. The authors specifically state
that long-term strenuous activity participation didn’t increase
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That is good news! They write
cautiously that people who were older, have a larger BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were not as
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that’s you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Johnson Chiropractic
is a great Richmond 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 evaluated
younger and older folks performing 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 benefit the older folks build
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially reduce
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Johnson Chiropractic can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It
is a term for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds unusual motor coordination of the limbs
that loads the knees unevenly, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your Richmond chiropractor direct treatment
and exercise to assist in coordinating motion. One way
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can really be noted in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping demands strong ankles and knees that work together
well. Resistance training increases strength and coordination giving rise to gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Don’t let the child in you start hopping just yet!
Check with your Richmond chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management involves
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be done for 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 benefit knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Johnson Chiropractic will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson about pain relieving
treatment of knee osteoarthritis founded on the principles of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule you Richmond chiropractic appointment
with Johnson Chiropractic today. Bring your painful knees to Johnson Chiropractic to relieve