Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn hears about painful knees nearly
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Ashburn
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I do not want knee pain!” Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
has some enlightening new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain in check.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you suffer with Ashburn knee pain, moving
may seem like it will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn and researchers hear that! That is fear. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
will be right beside you to calm your fear and be sure movement is beneficial! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn also
reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to more joint health troubles.
A study that tracked people for 8 years revealed
that persistent sitting was not related to
knee osteoarthritis and low to moderate level of active
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 did not raise
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That is good news! They report
cautiously that people who were older, have a higher BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were not as
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that’s you, let
us together get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
is a fabulous Ashburn 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 evaluated
younger and older folks performing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both work! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is higher than that in younger
people. Exercise may help the older folks develop
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that naturally comes with aging. (2)
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Have you heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a term for a most common musculoskeletal
disorder of atypical motor coordination of the limbs
that stresses the knees unequally, raising
their risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your Ashburn chiropractor guide treatment
and exercise to assist in coordinating motion. One way
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can particularly be noted in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that interact
well. Resistance training improves strength and coordination resulting in gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Don’t let the child in you start hopping just yet!
Check with your Ashburn chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management involves
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be done for knees! Exercise as described
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 benefit knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson about pain relieving
treatment of knee osteoarthritis founded on the principles of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule you Ashburn chiropractic appointment
with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn today. Bring your painful knees to Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn to relieve