Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Layden Chiropractic hears about painful knees almost
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Plainville
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I don’t want knee pain!” Layden Chiropractic
has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Plainville knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Layden Chiropractic and researchers have
heard that! That is fear. Layden Chiropractic understands!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Layden Chiropractic
will work with you to calm your fear and ensure movement is beneficial! Layden Chiropractic also
reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and likely end in more joint health problems.
A study that tracked people for 8 years revealed
that persistent sitting was not related to
knee osteoarthritis and low to moderate level of active
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a lot, exercise, too. It helps. The authors specifically report
that long-term strenuous activity participation did not raise
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That is good news! They report
cautiously that people who were older, have a greater BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were not as
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that is you, let
us together get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Layden Chiropractic
is a fabulous Plainville health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Knees need strong quadriceps. Exercising the quadriceps is smart! A study evaluated
younger and older folks performing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both succeed! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is higher than that in younger
people. Exercise may benefit the older folks build
that muscle so it can persist longer and potentially reduce
the muscle loss that naturally comes with aging. (2)
Layden Chiropractic can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Have you heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It
is a term for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds atypical motor coordination of the limbs
which loads the knees unequally, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your Plainville chiropractor direct treatment
and exercise to assist in coordinating motion. One way
toward improvement is resistance training whose
effectiveness can particularly be noticed in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping demands strong ankles and knees that interact
well. Resistance training improves strength and coordination resulting in gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Don’t let the child in you hop away just yet!
Check with your Plainville chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be applied
to the care of knees! Exercise as defined
above, chiropractic treatment of the knee based on principles of Cox® Technic
for the spine adapted by Dr. Luigi Albano, and supplementation with chondroitin
sulfate and glucosamine sulfate benefit knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Layden Chiropractic will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson about pain relieving
treatment of knee osteoarthritis founded on the principles of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule you Plainville chiropractic appointment
with Layden Chiropractic today. Bring your painful knees to Layden Chiropractic to reduce