Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center hears about painful knees nearly
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Paramus
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I don’t want knee pain!” Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Paramus knee pain, moving
may seem like it will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center and researchers hear that! That is fear. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
will work with you to calm your fear and ensure movement is beneficial! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center also
reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to more joint health problems.
A study that followed people for 8 years revealed
that constant sitting was not related to
knee osteoarthritis while low to moderate level of energetic
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a lot, exercise, too. It helps. The authors specifically report
that long-term strenuous activity participation didn’t increase
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That’s good news! They report
cautiously that people who were older, have a higher BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were not as
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that’s you, let
us together get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
is a great Paramus health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Strong quadriceps benefit
knees. Exercising the quadriceps is smart! A study compared
younger and older folks performing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both succeed! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is higher than that in younger
people. Exercise may benefit the older folks strengthen
that muscle so it can persist longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that naturally comes with aging. (2)
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Have you heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It
is a term for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder of atypical motor coordination of the limbs
that stresses the knees unequally, raising
their risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your Paramus chiropractor lead treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One way
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can particularly be noted in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that work together
well. Resistance training improves strength and coordination giving rise to gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Don’t let the child in you start hopping just yet!
Check with your Paramus chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be done for knees! Exercise as discussed
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. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center will establish a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation 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 founded on the principles of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule you Paramus chiropractic appointment
with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center today. Bring your painful knees to Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center to reduce