What do stiff, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Groton knee pain sufferers know that
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with getting up and moving. Hutter Chiropractic Office hears our Groton
chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Groton
knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What’s one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Hutter Chiropractic Office
wonders “How bad can eating be for Groton knee
Groton OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Groton knee osteoarthritis is ordinary.
There are many Groton knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the globe live
with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Groton knee osteoarthritis sufferer
knows about the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lessens the quality of daily life. (1) It’s just not much
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be
some 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 key source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be very tasty
as well as exciting for a recent
Mediterranean diet enthusiast.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation in
addition to pain. An analysis of three 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 show a
lowered risk of deteriorating knee pain
at four years follow up. For those who did not have
knee osteoarthritis at the beginning of the 4 years project
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of getting
knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher adherence
to a Mediterranean diet is associated with improved
quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Hutter Chiropractic Office
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 Groton chiropractic visit with
Hutter Chiropractic Office to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Groton
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and reduced
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!