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
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 fell
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% lowered 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
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 improved quality of life and decreased
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!