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McHenry Knee Pain Relief Tips Spengel Chiropractic

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!

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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 their pain!

Spengel Chiropractic helps knee pain sufferers find relief and discover exercises that can help protect the knees.
 
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