Paramus Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

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 pleased to get 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 pain relief?”

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 highlights 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 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 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!

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 

 

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