Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Chiropractic Solutions hears about painful knees almost
as often as we hear about painful backs and necks! San Jose
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” Chiropractic Solutions
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 San Jose knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Chiropractic Solutions and researchers hear that! That is fear. Chiropractic Solutions gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Chiropractic Solutions
will work with you to calm your fear and be sure movement helps! Chiropractic Solutions also
reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and likely end in more joint health problems.
A study that tracked people for 8 years found
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 report
that long-term strenuous activity participation didn’t raise
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That is good news! They report
cautiously that people who were older, have a larger BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were not as
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that is you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Chiropractic Solutions
is a great San Jose health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Knees need strong quadriceps. Exercising the quadriceps is wise! 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 benefit the older folks strengthen
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially reduce
the muscle loss that naturally comes with aging. (2)
Chiropractic Solutions can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a term for a most common musculoskeletal
disorder of unusual motor coordination of the limbs
which loads the knees unequally, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your San Jose chiropractor guide treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One approach
toward improvement is resistance training whose
effectiveness can really be noticed in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that work together
well. Resistance training improves strength and coordination giving rise to gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Don’t let the child in you start hopping just yet!
Check with your San Jose chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be done for knees! Exercise as defined
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 help knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Chiropractic Solutions will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees regardless of their age!
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
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 San Jose chiropractic appointment
with Chiropractic Solutions today. Bring your painful knees to Chiropractic Solutions to relieve