What do stiff, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Millville knee pain sufferers undergo the
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with waking up and moving. Wilson Family Chiropractic hears our Millville
chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Millville
knee pain sufferers would be pleased to
get some relief. What is one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Wilson Family Chiropractic
asks “How bad can eating be for Millville knee
Millville OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Millville knee osteoarthritis is widespread.
There are many Millville knee pain sufferers. They
are not alone! 240 million people around the world live
with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Millville knee osteoarthritis sufferer
recognizes the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lessens the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It’s just not very
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be
some fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet includes eating lots
of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish.
The Mediterranean diet permits moderate consumption
of dairy, poultry and eggs as well as red wine
and olive oil as the key source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be quite delicious
as well as adventurous for a recent
Mediterranean diet follower.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation as well as pain. A review of three studies points out that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation because of 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 show a
reduced risk of worsening knee pain
at four years follow up. For those who didn’t experience
knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years study
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of getting
knee osteoarthritis was reported. (3) Overall, a higher adherence
to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with better
quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Wilson Family 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 thrilled with the drop in pain on the first visit!
Schedule a Millville chiropractic visit with
Wilson Family Chiropractic to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Millville
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and reduced
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will appreciate it!