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Tarrytown Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

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 pain relief?”


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!


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.


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 symptoms. (4)

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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!

Tarrytown Chiropractic shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 


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