Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka hears about painful knees almost
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Sitka
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
has some enlightening new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain in check.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Sitka knee pain, moving
may seem like it will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka and researchers have
heard that! That’s fear. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka understands!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
will work with you to calm your fear and ensure movement helps! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka also
will tell you again that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to more joint health problems.
A study that followed people for 8 years found
that persistent sitting was not associated with
knee osteoarthritis and 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 didn’t increase
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That is good news! They write
cautiously that people who were older, have a larger BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were less
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that’s you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
is a fabulous Sitka health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Strong quadriceps benefit
knees. Exercising the quadriceps is smart! A study examined
younger and older folks doing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both succeed! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is higher than that in younger
people. Exercise may benefit the older folks develop
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Have you heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It
is a name for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds unusual motor coordination of the limbs
that loads the knees unequally, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your Sitka chiropractor guide treatment
and exercise to help coordinate 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 giving rise to gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Don’t let the child in you start hopping just yet!
Talk with your Sitka chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates
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 help knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson about pain relieving
treatment of knee osteoarthritis based on the principles of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule you Sitka chiropractic appointment
with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka today. Bring your painful knees to Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka to relieve