What do stiff, noisy, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Minster knee pain sufferers know that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with getting up and moving. Minster Chiropractic Center hears our Minster
chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Minster
knee pain sufferers would be pleased to
get some relief. What’s one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Minster Chiropractic Center
asks “How bad can eating be for Minster knee
Minster OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Minster knee osteoarthritis is widespread.
There are many Minster knee pain sufferers. They
are not alone! 240 million people around the world live
with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Minster 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 is just not very
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be
some fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet includes eating plenty
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 along with red wine
and olive oil as the chief source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be very tasty
and adventurous for a recent
Mediterranean diet adherent.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation as well as pain. A review of three research
reports highlights 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 have
lowered risk of worsening knee pain
at four years follow up. For those who didn’t experience
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 faithfulness
to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with better
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
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 Minster chiropractic visit with
Minster Chiropractic Center to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Minster
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and reduced
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!