Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Hollstrom & Associates Inc hears about painful knees nearly
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Largo
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” Hollstrom & Associates Inc
has some enlightening new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you suffer with Largo knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Hollstrom & Associates Inc and researchers hear that! That is fear. Hollstrom & Associates Inc gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Hollstrom & Associates Inc
will be right beside you to calm your fear and make
sure movement helps! Hollstrom & Associates Inc also
reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and likely end in more joint health problems.
A study that followed people for 8 years revealed
that constant sitting was not associated with
knee osteoarthritis and low to moderate level of energetic
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a lot, exercise, too. It is beneficial. 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 less
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that’s you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Hollstrom & Associates Inc
is a great Largo health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Knees need strong quadriceps. Exercising the quadriceps is wise! 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 help the older folks build
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Hollstrom & Associates Inc can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Have you heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a term for a most common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds atypical motor coordination of the limbs
which loads the knees unequally, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your Largo chiropractor guide treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One approach
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can particularly be noted in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that work together
well. Resistance training improves strength and coordination resulting in gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Don’t let the child in you start hopping just yet!
Check with your Largo chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates
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 help knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Hollstrom & Associates Inc will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
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 Largo chiropractic appointment
with Hollstrom & Associates Inc today. Bring your painful knees to Hollstrom & Associates Inc to relieve