What do creaky, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Pflugerville knee pain sufferers know that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is
part of getting up and moving. Pflugerville Wellness Center hears our Pflugerville
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Pflugerville
knee pain sufferers would appreciate getting some relief. What is one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Pflugerville Wellness Center
asks “How bad can eating be for Pflugerville knee
Pflugerville OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Pflugerville knee osteoarthritis is widespread.
There are numerous Pflugerville knee pain sufferers. They
are not alone! 240 million people around the globe live
with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Pflugerville knee osteoarthritis sufferer
knows about the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lowers the quality of daily life. (1) It is just not much
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be
some 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 in addition to red wine
and olive oil as the key source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be very tasty
as well as adventurous for a new
Mediterranean diet follower.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation as well as pain. An analysis of 3 research
reports points out that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis decreased
in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Particularly, the pro-inflammatory
cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis
patients who better followed a Mediterranean diet show a
lessened risk of deteriorating knee pain
at 4 years follow up. For those who didn’t have
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 faithfulness
to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with better
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness 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 thrilled with the drop in pain on the first visit!
Schedule a Pflugerville chiropractic visit with
Pflugerville Wellness Center to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Pflugerville
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and lessened
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!