Minster Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

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 pain relief?”

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 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 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!

Minster Chiropractic 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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