What do stiff, noisy, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Plymouth knee pain sufferers know that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with waking up and moving. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology hears our Plymouth
chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Plymouth
knee pain sufferers would appreciate getting some relief. What is one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology
wonders “How bad can eating be for Plymouth knee
Plymouth OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Plymouth knee osteoarthritis is common.
There are numerous Plymouth knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the globe suffer with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Plymouth knee osteoarthritis sufferer
can describe the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that reduces 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 includes eating plenty
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 central source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be very tasty
and adventurous for a new
Mediterranean diet enthusiast.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis involves 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 have
reduced risk of deteriorating knee pain
at 4 years follow up. For those who did not have
knee osteoarthritis at the beginning 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 associated with improved
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology
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 Plymouth chiropractic visit with
Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Plymouth
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!