What do creaky, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Baton Rouge knee pain sufferers undergo the
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is
part of waking up and moving. Spine & Sports Rehab Center hears our Baton Rouge
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Baton Rouge
knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What’s one approach?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Spine & Sports Rehab Center
asks “How hard can eating be for Baton Rouge knee
Baton Rouge OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Baton Rouge knee osteoarthritis is common.
There are many Baton Rouge knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the world suffer with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Baton Rouge knee osteoarthritis sufferer
knows about the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that reduces the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It’s just not very
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be 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 intake
of dairy, poultry and eggs as well as red wine
and olive oil as the central source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be very tasty
and adventurous for a new
Mediterranean diet follower.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation as well as pain. A review of 3 research
reports points out 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
reduced risk of worsening knee pain
at four 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
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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 so excited with the drop in pain on the first visit!
Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic visit with
Spine & Sports Rehab Center to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Baton Rouge
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and lessened
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!