What do creaky, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Auburn knee pain sufferers experience that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is
part of getting up and moving. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. hears our Auburn
chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Auburn
knee pain sufferers would be pleased to
get some relief. What is one approach?
The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
wonders “How bad can eating be for Auburn knee
Auburn OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Auburn knee osteoarthritis is widespread.
There are many Auburn knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the world suffer with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Auburn knee osteoarthritis sufferer
knows about the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that reduces 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 incorporates plenty
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 in addition to red wine
and olive oil as the central source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be quite tasty
as well as adventurous for a recent
Mediterranean diet enthusiast.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation in
addition to pain. An analysis of 3 research
reports highlights that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation due to 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
reduced risk of deteriorating knee pain
at four years follow up. For those who didn’t experience
knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years project
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of getting
knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher faithfulness
to a Mediterranean diet is associated with improved
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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 Auburn chiropractic visit with
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Auburn
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and decreased
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!