Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation hears about painful knees nearly
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Carrolltown
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you suffer with Carrolltown knee pain, moving
may seem like it will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation and researchers have
heard that! That’s fear. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
will work with you to calm your fear and be sure movement is beneficial! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation also
will tell you again that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to more joint health problems.
A study that followed people for 8 years found
that persistent sitting was not associated with
knee osteoarthritis while low to moderate level of active
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’s good news! They write
cautiously that people who were older, have a greater BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were not as
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that’s you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
is a great Carrolltown 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 doing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both work! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is greater than that in younger
people. Exercise may help the older folks strengthen
that muscle so it can persist longer and potentially reduce
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Have you heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a term for a most common musculoskeletal
disorder of atypical motor coordination of the limbs
which stresses the knees unequally, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your Carrolltown chiropractor guide treatment
and exercise to assist in coordinating motion. One approach
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can really be noticed in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping demands strong ankles and knees that work together
well. Resistance training improves strength and coordination giving rise to gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Don’t let the child in you hop away just yet!
Chat with your Carrolltown 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 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 benefit knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees regardless of their age!
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
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 Carrolltown chiropractic appointment
with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation today. Bring your painful knees to Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation to reduce