Plymouth Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

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 hard can eating be for Plymouth knee pain relief?”

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 world suffer with osteoarthritis. That bothers 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 entails 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 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 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!

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

 

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