What do stiff, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
McHenry knee pain sufferers know that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with getting up and moving. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic hears our McHenry
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those McHenry
knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What’s one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
asks “How hard can eating be for McHenry knee
McHenry OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
McHenry knee osteoarthritis is common.
There are numerous McHenry knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the world live
with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any McHenry knee osteoarthritis sufferer
can describe the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that reduces the quality of daily life. (1) It is just not much
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be
some fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet incorporates plenty
of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish.
The Mediterranean diet permits moderate consumption
of dairy, poultry and eggs in addition to red wine
and olive oil as the central source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be very tasty
and exciting for a new
Mediterranean diet follower.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation as well as pain. A review of three research
reports points out that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis fell
in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Particularly, the pro-inflammatory
cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis
patients who better followed a Mediterranean diet have
lowered risk of deteriorating knee pain
at four years follow up. For those who didn’t have
knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years project
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% reduced risk of acquiring
knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher adherence
to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with better
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
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 McHenry chiropractic visit with
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving McHenry
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and decreased
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!