Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Spine & Sports Rehab Center hears about painful knees almost
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Baton Rouge
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I do not want knee pain!” Spine & Sports Rehab Center
has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain in check.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you suffer with Baton Rouge knee pain, moving
may seem like it will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Spine & Sports Rehab Center and researchers hear that! That’s fear. Spine & Sports Rehab Center understands!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Spine & Sports Rehab Center
will be right beside you to calm your fear and be sure movement is beneficial! Spine & Sports Rehab Center also
will tell you again that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to more joint health troubles.
A study that tracked people for 8 years found
that constant sitting was not related to
knee osteoarthritis and low to moderate level of active
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a lot, exercise, too. It is beneficial. The authors specifically report
that long-term strenuous activity participation did not raise
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That is good news! They report
cautiously that people who were older, have a greater BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were less
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that is you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Spine & Sports Rehab Center
is a great Baton Rouge health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Strong quadriceps benefit
knees. Exercising the quadriceps is wise! A study examined
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 develop
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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, raising
their risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your Baton Rouge chiropractor lead 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 interact
well. Resistance training improves strength and coordination benefiting
knees and ankles.
(4) Do not let the child in you start hopping just yet!
Talk with your Baton Rouge chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management involves
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be done for knees! Exercise as described
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. Spine & Sports Rehab Center will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson about pain relieving
treatment of knee osteoarthritis based on the principles of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule you Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment
with Spine & Sports Rehab Center today. Bring your painful knees to Spine & Sports Rehab Center to relieve