Plainville 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! Plainville knee pain sufferers experience that morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is part of getting up and moving. Layden Chiropractic hears our Plainville chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Plainville knee pain sufferers would appreciate getting some relief. What’s one way to get some relief? The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Layden Chiropractic wonders “How bad can eating be for Plainville knee pain relief?”

Plainville OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN

Plainville knee osteoarthritis is widespread. There are many Plainville knee pain sufferers. They are not alone! 240 million people around the globe endure osteoarthritis. That affects about 10% of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Plainville knee osteoarthritis sufferer can describe the knee pain, the morning stiffness, and the creaky joint motion that lessens the quality of daily life. (1) It’s just not very fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be some fun though!

WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET

The Mediterranean diet incorporates lots of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish. The Mediterranean diet permits moderate intake of dairy, poultry and eggs as well as red wine and olive oil as the central source of dietary lipids. (1) Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be quite tasty and exciting for a recent Mediterranean diet enthusiast.

BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation in addition to pain. A review of 3 studies highlights 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 lowered risk of deteriorating knee pain at 4 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% reduced risk of getting knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher faithfulness to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with better quality of life and less 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 so excited with the drop in pain on the first visit!

Schedule a Plainville chiropractic visit with Layden Chiropractic to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Plainville chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and decreased pain and inflammation.  Your creaky, painful knees will appreciate it!

Layden Chiropractic shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 

 

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