Fort Wayne Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

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 pain relief?”

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 symptoms. (4)

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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 reduced pain and inflammation.  Your creaky, painful knees will be glad you do!

Aaron Chiropractic Clinic shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 

 

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