What do creaky, noisy, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
San Jose knee pain sufferers experience that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is
part of waking up and moving. Chiropractic Solutions hears our San Jose
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those San Jose
knee pain sufferers would be pleased to
get some relief. What is one approach?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Chiropractic Solutions
wonders “How hard can eating be for San Jose knee
San Jose OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
San Jose knee osteoarthritis is widespread.
There are numerous San Jose knee pain sufferers. They
are not alone! 240 million people around the world suffer with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any San Jose knee osteoarthritis sufferer
can describe the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lessens the quality of daily life. (1) It’s just not much
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be
some 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 allows for moderate intake
of dairy, poultry and eggs along with red wine
and olive oil as the main source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be quite tasty
and adventurous for a recent
Mediterranean diet follower.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation as well as pain. A review of 3 research
reports highlights that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation because of osteoarthritis fell
in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Specifically, the pro-inflammatory
cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis
patients who better followed a Mediterranean diet have
lowered risk of worsening knee pain
at 4 years follow up. For those who did not experience
knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years project
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of acquiring
knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher adherence
to a Mediterranean diet is associated with better
quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
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 San Jose chiropractic visit with
Chiropractic Solutions to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating San Jose
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and reduced
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!