Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Spengel Chiropractic hears about painful knees nearly
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! McHenry
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I don’t want knee pain!” Spengel Chiropractic
has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you suffer with McHenry knee pain, moving
may seem like it will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Spengel Chiropractic and researchers have
heard that! That is fear. Spengel Chiropractic understands!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Spengel Chiropractic
will be right beside you to calm your fear and make
sure movement is beneficial! Spengel Chiropractic also
reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to more joint health problems.
A study that tracked people for 8 years found
that persistent 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 helps. The authors specifically report
that long-term strenuous activity participation did not raise
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That’s good news! They report
cautiously that people who were older, have a higher BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were less
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that is you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Spengel Chiropractic
is a great McHenry health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Knees need strong quadriceps. Exercising the quadriceps is wise! A study evaluated
younger and older folks performing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both succeed! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is higher than that in younger
people. Exercise may benefit the older folks develop
that muscle so it can persist longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that naturally comes with aging. (2)
Spengel Chiropractic can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Have you heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a term for a most common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds unusual motor coordination of the limbs
which stresses the knees unequally, raising
their risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your McHenry chiropractor direct treatment
and exercise to assist in coordinating motion. One approach
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can particularly be noticed in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that work together
well. Resistance training increases strength and coordination resulting in gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Don’t let the child in you hop away just yet!
Chat with your McHenry chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management involves
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be applied
to the care of knees! Exercise as described
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 benefit knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Spengel Chiropractic will establish a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Spengel Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson about pain relieving
treatment of knee osteoarthritis founded on the principles of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule you McHenry chiropractic appointment
with Spengel Chiropractic today. Bring your painful knees to Spengel Chiropractic to relieve