What 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. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
wonders “How hard can eating be for Fort Wayne knee
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) 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 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
CONTACT Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
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
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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!