Pensacola 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! Pensacola knee pain sufferers know that morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is part of waking up and moving. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center hears our Pensacola chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Pensacola knee pain sufferers would be pleased to get some relief. What is one approach? The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center wonders “How bad can eating be for Pensacola knee pain relief?”

Pensacola OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN

Pensacola knee osteoarthritis is widespread. There are numerous Pensacola knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the globe endure osteoarthritis. That affects about 10% of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Pensacola knee osteoarthritis sufferer recognizes the knee pain, the morning stiffness, and the creaky joint motion that lowers the enjoyment of daily life. (1) It’s just not much fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be 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 permits moderate intake 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 quite delicious as well as exciting for a recent Mediterranean diet adherent.

BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation in addition to pain. An analysis of 3 studies points out 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 show a lowered risk of worsening knee pain at four years follow up. For those who didn’t have knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years study and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% reduced risk of acquiring knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher adherence to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with improved quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive symptoms. (4)

CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

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 Pensacola chiropractic visit with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Pensacola chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and decreased pain and inflammation.  Your creaky, painful knees will be glad you do!

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 

 

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