What do stiff, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Carrolltown knee pain sufferers undergo the
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with getting up and moving. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation hears our Carrolltown
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Carrolltown
knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What’s one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
asks “How hard can eating be for Carrolltown knee
Carrolltown OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Carrolltown knee osteoarthritis is ordinary.
There are many Carrolltown knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the world suffer with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Carrolltown 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 has potential to be 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 consumption
of dairy, poultry and eggs as well as red wine
and olive oil as the key source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be very delicious
and adventurous for a recent
Mediterranean diet enthusiast.
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 because of 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 stuck to a Mediterranean diet show a
lessened risk of deteriorating knee pain
at 4 years follow up. For those who did not 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 adherence
to a Mediterranean diet is associated with better
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
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 Carrolltown chiropractic visit with
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Carrolltown
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and reduced
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!