What do stiff, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Paramus knee pain sufferers undergo the
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with getting up and moving. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center hears our Paramus
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Paramus
knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What’s one approach?
The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
asks “How bad can eating be for Paramus knee
Paramus OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Paramus knee osteoarthritis is widespread.
There are numerous Paramus knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the globe suffer with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Paramus knee osteoarthritis sufferer
knows about the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lessens the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It’s just not much
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be
some fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet incorporates lots
of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish.
The Mediterranean diet allows for moderate consumption
of dairy, poultry and eggs in addition to red wine
and olive oil as the key source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be very tasty
as well as exciting for a new
Mediterranean diet follower.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation in
addition to pain. An analysis of three research
reports points out that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis fell
in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Specifically, the pro-inflammatory
cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis
patients who better followed a Mediterranean diet have
lessened risk of deteriorating knee pain
at four years follow up. For those who didn’t have
knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years study
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% reduced risk of getting
knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher faithfulness
to a Mediterranean diet is associated with improved
quality of life and less 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 Paramus chiropractic visit with
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Paramus
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and decreased
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will appreciate it!