What do creaky, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Sitka knee pain sufferers experience that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is
part of waking up and moving. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka hears our Sitka
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Sitka
knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What is one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
asks “How bad can eating be for Sitka knee
Sitka OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Sitka knee osteoarthritis is widespread.
There are numerous Sitka knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the world suffer with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Sitka knee osteoarthritis sufferer
recognizes the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lowers the quality of daily life. (1) It is just not very
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be
some 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! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be quite delicious
as well as adventurous for a recent
Mediterranean diet enthusiast.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation as well as pain. An analysis of 3 studies points out that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis fell
in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Specifically, the pro-inflammatory
cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis
patients who stuck to a Mediterranean diet have
lessened risk of worsening knee pain
at four years follow up. For those who didn’t have
knee osteoarthritis at the beginning of the 4 years study
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% reduced risk of acquiring
knee osteoarthritis was reported. (3) Overall, a higher faithfulness
to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with improved
quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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 Sitka chiropractic visit with
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Sitka
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!