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
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
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
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!