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Burlington and Hamilton Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

What do stiff, noisy, cracking knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis! Burlington and Hamilton knee pain sufferers experience that morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with getting up and moving. Spinal Care Clinic hears our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Burlington and Hamilton knee pain sufferers would appreciate getting some relief. What is one way to get some relief? The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Spinal Care Clinic asks “How hard can eating be for Burlington and Hamilton knee pain relief?”

Burlington and Hamilton OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN

Burlington and Hamilton knee osteoarthritis is common. There are numerous Burlington and Hamilton knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the globe suffer with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10% of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Burlington and Hamilton 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 is just not very fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be fun though!

WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET

The Mediterranean diet includes eating lots of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish. The Mediterranean diet permits moderate consumption of dairy, poultry and eggs along with red wine and olive oil as the chief source of dietary lipids. (1) Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be quite tasty as well as exciting for a recent Mediterranean diet enthusiast.

BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation as well as pain. A review of three studies highlights that biomarkers of inflammation and cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Specifically, the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis patients who stuck to a Mediterranean diet show a lessened risk of deteriorating knee pain at four years follow up. For those who didn’t 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 reported. (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 thrilled with the drop in pain on the first visit!

Schedule a Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic visit with Spinal Care Clinic to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and reduced pain and inflammation.  Your creaky, painful knees will appreciate it!

Spinal Care Clinic shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 

 

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