What do stiff, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Tarrytown knee pain sufferers experience that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with getting up and moving. Tarrytown Chiropractic hears our Tarrytown
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Tarrytown
knee pain sufferers would appreciate getting some relief. What is one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Tarrytown Chiropractic
asks “How bad can eating be for Tarrytown knee
Tarrytown OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Tarrytown knee osteoarthritis is ordinary.
There are many Tarrytown knee pain sufferers. They
are not alone! 240 million people around the world endure osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Tarrytown knee osteoarthritis sufferer
recognizes the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lessens the quality of daily life. (1) It’s just not very
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet incorporates lots
of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish.
The Mediterranean diet allows for moderate intake
of dairy, poultry and eggs along with red wine
and olive oil as the chief source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be quite delicious
as well as exciting for a recent
Mediterranean diet follower.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation as well as pain. A review of three studies highlights that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis decreased
in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Specifically, the pro-inflammatory
cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis
patients who better followed a Mediterranean diet show a
lowered risk of deteriorating knee pain
at four years follow up. For those who didn’t experience
knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years project
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% reduced risk of acquiring
knee osteoarthritis was reported. (3) Overall, a higher adherence
to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with improved
quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Tarrytown 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 Tarrytown chiropractic visit with
Tarrytown Chiropractic to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Tarrytown
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and decreased
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!