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
Ashburn OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Ashburn knee osteoarthritis is widespread.
There are numerous Ashburn knee pain sufferers. They
are 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
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
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!