Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Pflugerville Wellness Center hears about painful knees almost
as often as we hear about painful backs and necks! Pflugerville
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” Pflugerville Wellness Center
has some enlightening new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Pflugerville knee pain, moving
may seem like it will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Pflugerville Wellness Center and researchers have
heard that! That is fear. Pflugerville Wellness Center gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Pflugerville Wellness Center
will be right beside you to calm your fear and be sure movement is beneficial! Pflugerville Wellness Center also
will tell you again that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and likely end in more joint health problems.
A study that tracked people for 8 years revealed
that persistent sitting was not associated with
knee osteoarthritis while low to moderate level of strenuous
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a lot, exercise, too. It helps. The authors specifically report
that long-term strenuous activity participation did not increase
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That is good news! They report
cautiously that people who were older, have a higher BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were not as
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that is you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Pflugerville Wellness Center
is a great Pflugerville health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Strong quadriceps benefit
knees. 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 develop
that muscle so it can persist longer and potentially reduce
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Pflugerville Wellness Center can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Have you heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a term for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds atypical motor coordination of the limbs
which stresses the knees unequally, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your Pflugerville chiropractor direct treatment
and exercise to assist in coordinating motion. One approach
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can really be noted in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that work together
well. Resistance training increases strength and coordination giving rise to gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Don’t let the child in you start hopping just yet!
Check with your Pflugerville chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be applied
to the care of knees! Exercise as defined
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. Pflugerville Wellness Center will establish a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson about pain relieving
treatment of knee osteoarthritis based on the principles of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule you Pflugerville chiropractic appointment
with Pflugerville Wellness Center today. Bring your painful knees to Pflugerville Wellness Center to relieve