Fort Wayne Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet01/08/2019What do creaky, noisy, cracking knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis! Fort Wayne knee pain sufferers know that morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is part of waking up and moving. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc hears our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Fort Wayne knee pain sufferers would be pleased to get some relief. What’s one way to get some relief? The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc wonders “How hard can eating be for Fort Wayne knee pain relief?” Fort Wayne OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN Fort Wayne knee osteoarthritis is widespread. There are numerous Fort Wayne knee pain sufferers. They are not alone! 240 million people around the world endure osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10% of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Fort Wayne knee osteoarthritis sufferer knows about the knee pain, the morning stiffness, and the creaky joint motion that lowers the quality of daily life. (1) It is just not much fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be some fun though! WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET The Mediterranean diet includes eating plenty 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 central source of dietary lipids. (1) Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be quite tasty as well as adventurous for a recent Mediterranean diet adherent. BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation as well as pain. A review of 3 research reports points out that biomarkers of inflammation and cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis fell in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Particularly, 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 did not have knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years project and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of acquiring 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) CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic visit with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Fort Wayne chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and lessened pain and inflammation. Your creaky, painful knees will be glad you do! « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."