What do creaky, noisy, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Watertown knee pain sufferers undergo the
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is
part of getting up and moving. Watertown Wellness Center hears our Watertown
chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Watertown
knee pain sufferers would be pleased to
get some relief. What’s one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Watertown Wellness Center
wonders “How hard can eating be for Watertown knee
Watertown OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Watertown knee osteoarthritis is common.
There are many Watertown 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 Watertown knee osteoarthritis sufferer
can describe the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lowers the quality of daily life. (1) It is just not much
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be 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 main source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be very tasty
and adventurous for a recent
Mediterranean diet enthusiast.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation as well as pain. An analysis of 3 research
reports points out 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 better followed a Mediterranean diet have
reduced risk of deteriorating 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 associated with improved
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Watertown Wellness 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 thrilled with the drop in pain on the first visit!
Schedule a Watertown chiropractic visit with
Watertown Wellness Center to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Watertown
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 appreciate it!