What do stiff, noisy, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Fort Wayne knee pain sufferers undergo the
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with waking up and moving. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic hears our Fort Wayne
chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Fort Wayne
knee pain sufferers would be pleased to
get some relief. What is one approach?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
asks “How bad can eating be for Fort Wayne knee
Fort Wayne OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Fort Wayne knee osteoarthritis is common.
There are many Fort Wayne knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the globe endure osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Fort Wayne knee osteoarthritis sufferer
recognizes the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that reduces the quality of daily life. (1) It’s just not very
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be
some fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet includes eating 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 in addition to red wine
and olive oil as the main source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be quite delicious
as well as adventurous for a new
Mediterranean diet adherent.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation in
addition to pain. An analysis of three studies highlights that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis fell
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
lowered 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 reported. (3) Overall, a higher faithfulness
to a Mediterranean diet is associated with better
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
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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 Fort Wayne chiropractic visit with
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Fort Wayne
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and decreased
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!