What do stiff, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Richmond knee pain sufferers know that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with waking up and moving. Johnson Chiropractic hears our Richmond
chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Richmond
knee pain sufferers would be pleased to
get some relief. What is one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Johnson Chiropractic
wonders “How hard can eating be for Richmond knee
Richmond OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Richmond knee osteoarthritis is ordinary.
There are many Richmond knee pain sufferers. They
are not alone! 240 million people around the globe endure osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Richmond knee osteoarthritis sufferer
recognizes the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lowers the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It is just not much
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be
some fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet incorporates lots
of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish.
The Mediterranean diet allows for moderate intake
of dairy, poultry and eggs along with red wine
and olive oil as the key source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be very delicious
as well as adventurous for a recent
Mediterranean diet enthusiast.
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) 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 4 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 acquiring
knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher faithfulness
to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with improved
quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
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 thrilled with the drop in pain on the first visit!
Schedule a Richmond chiropractic visit with
Johnson Chiropractic to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Richmond
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and decreased
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will appreciate it!