What do stiff, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Largo knee pain sufferers undergo the
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with waking up and moving. Hollstrom & Associates Inc hears our Largo
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Largo
knee pain sufferers would appreciate getting some relief. What is one approach?
The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Hollstrom & Associates Inc
wonders “How hard can eating be for Largo knee
Largo OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Largo knee osteoarthritis is widespread.
There are numerous Largo knee pain sufferers. They
are not alone! 240 million people around the globe endure osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Largo knee osteoarthritis sufferer
can describe the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lessens the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It is just not much
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet includes eating 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 chief source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be very delicious
as well as exciting for a recent
Mediterranean diet adherent.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation as well as pain. A review of three research
reports highlights 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 better followed a Mediterranean diet show a
lowered risk of worsening knee pain
at four years follow up. For those who did not experience
knee osteoarthritis at the beginning of the 4 years project
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% reduced risk of getting
knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher adherence
to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with better
quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive
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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 Largo chiropractic visit with
Hollstrom & Associates Inc to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Largo
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and lessened
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!