Pflugerville Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

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 pain relief?”

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 symptoms. (4)

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 improved quality of life and lessened pain and inflammation.  Your creaky, painful knees will be glad you do!

Pflugerville Wellness Center shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 

 

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