Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Wilson Family Chiropractic hears about painful knees nearly
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Millville
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” Wilson Family Chiropractic
has some enlightening new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Millville knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Wilson Family Chiropractic and researchers have
heard that! That is fear. Wilson Family Chiropractic gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Wilson Family Chiropractic
will be right beside you to calm your fear and make
sure movement is beneficial! Wilson Family Chiropractic also
will tell you again that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and likely end in more joint health troubles.
A study that followed people for 8 years found
that persistent sitting was not related to
knee osteoarthritis while low to moderate level of energetic
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a lot, exercise, too. It helps. The authors specifically state
that long-term strenuous activity participation did not increase
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That’s good news! They write
cautiously that people who were older, have a greater BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were not as
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that’s you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Wilson Family Chiropractic
is a fabulous Millville health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Knees need strong quadriceps. Exercising the quadriceps is smart! A study evaluated
younger and older folks performing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both work! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is higher than that in younger
people. Exercise may help the older folks build
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that naturally comes with aging. (2)
Wilson Family Chiropractic can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It
is a name for a most common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds atypical motor coordination of the limbs
which loads the knees unequally, raising
their risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your Millville chiropractor guide treatment
and exercise to assist in coordinating motion. One way
toward improvement is resistance training whose
effectiveness can really be noted in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that interact
well. Resistance training improves strength and coordination benefiting
knees and ankles.
(4) Do not let the child in you start hopping just yet!
Check with your Millville chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management involves
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be done for knees! Exercise as defined
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. Wilson Family Chiropractic will establish a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Wilson Family 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 Millville chiropractic appointment
with Wilson Family Chiropractic today. Bring your painful knees to Wilson Family Chiropractic to relieve