Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Spinal Care Clinic hears about painful knees nearly
as often as we hear about painful backs and necks! Burlington and Hamilton
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” Spinal Care Clinic
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 Burlington and Hamilton knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Spinal Care Clinic and researchers have
heard that! That’s fear. Spinal Care Clinic gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Spinal Care Clinic
will work with you to calm your fear and be sure movement is beneficial! Spinal Care Clinic also
will tell you again 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 associated with
knee osteoarthritis while low to moderate level of energetic
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a lot, exercise, too. It is beneficial. The authors specifically state
that long-term strenuous activity participation did not increase
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That’s 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! Spinal Care Clinic
is a fabulous Burlington and Hamilton health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Knees need strong quadriceps. Exercising the quadriceps is smart! A study compared
younger and older folks doing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both succeed! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is greater than that in younger
people. Exercise may help the older folks develop
that muscle so it can persist longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that naturally comes with aging. (2)
Spinal Care Clinic can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Have you heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a name for a most common musculoskeletal
disorder of atypical motor coordination of the limbs
that stresses the knees unequally, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor guide treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One way
toward improvement 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 benefiting
knees and ankles.
(4) Do not let the child in you hop away just yet!
Chat with your Burlington and Hamilton 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 discussed
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. Spinal Care Clinic will establish a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment
with Spinal Care Clinic today. Bring your painful knees to Spinal Care Clinic to relieve