Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Minster Chiropractic Center hears about painful knees almost
as often as we hear about painful backs and necks! Minster
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” Minster Chiropractic 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 Minster knee pain, moving
may seem like it will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Minster Chiropractic Center and researchers have
heard that! That is fear. Minster Chiropractic Center understands!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Minster Chiropractic Center
will work with you to calm your fear and make
sure movement helps! Minster Chiropractic Center also
will tell you again that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and likely end in more joint health troubles.
A study that followed people for 8 years found
that constant sitting was not associated with
knee osteoarthritis while low to moderate level of strenuous
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a great
deal, exercise, too. It is beneficial. 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 larger BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were not as
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that is you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Minster Chiropractic Center
is a great Minster health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Knees need strong quadriceps. Exercising the quadriceps is smart! A study evaluated
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 benefit the older folks develop
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Minster Chiropractic Center can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Have you heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a term for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds atypical motor coordination of the limbs
which stresses the knees unequally, raising
their risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your Minster chiropractor guide 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 resulting in gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Do not let the child in you start hopping just yet!
Check with your Minster 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 help knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Minster Chiropractic Center will establish a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees regardless of their age!
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic 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 Minster chiropractic appointment
with Minster Chiropractic Center today. Bring your painful knees to Minster Chiropractic Center to relieve