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Auburn Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

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 pain relief?”

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 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 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!

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 

 

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