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Ashburn Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

What do stiff, popping, cracking knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis! Ashburn knee pain sufferers know that morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with waking up and moving. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn hears our Ashburn chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Ashburn knee pain sufferers would be pleased to get some relief. What is one approach? The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn asks “How hard can eating be for Ashburn knee pain relief?”

Ashburn OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN

Ashburn knee osteoarthritis is ordinary. There are numerous Ashburn knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the globe live with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10% of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Ashburn 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’s just not very fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be 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 permits moderate intake of dairy, poultry and eggs in addition to red wine and olive oil as the central source of dietary lipids. (1) Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be very tasty as well as exciting for a recent Mediterranean diet follower.

BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation in addition to pain. An analysis of three studies highlights 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 show a reduced risk of worsening knee pain at four years follow up. For those who did not have knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years project and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% reduced risk of getting knee osteoarthritis was found. (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 so excited with the drop in pain on the first visit!

Schedule a Ashburn chiropractic visit with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Ashburn chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and decreased pain and inflammation.  Your creaky, painful knees will appreciate it!

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 

 

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