Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Vancouver Spine Care Centre hears about painful knees almost
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Vancouver
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I don’t want knee pain!” Vancouver Spine Care Centre
has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain in check.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you suffer with Vancouver knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Vancouver Spine Care Centre and researchers have
heard that! That is fear. Vancouver Spine Care Centre understands!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Vancouver Spine Care Centre
will be right beside you to calm your fear and be sure movement helps! Vancouver Spine Care Centre also
reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to more joint health troubles.
A study that followed people for 8 years found
that constant sitting was not associated with
knee osteoarthritis while low to moderate level of strenuous
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a lot, exercise, too. It is beneficial. The authors specifically state
that long-term strenuous activity participation didn’t increase
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That’s good news! They write
cautiously that people who were older, have a greater BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were less
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that’s you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Vancouver Spine Care Centre
is a great Vancouver health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Strong quadriceps benefit
knees. Exercising the quadriceps is smart! A study evaluated
younger and older folks performing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both work! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is greater than that in younger
people. Exercise may help the older folks strengthen
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that naturally comes with aging. (2)
Vancouver Spine Care Centre can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It
is a term for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder of atypical motor coordination of the limbs
that stresses the knees unevenly, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your Vancouver chiropractor guide treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One way
toward improvement is resistance training whose
effectiveness can really be noted in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires 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 Vancouver chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be done for knees! Exercise as described
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 help knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Vancouver Spine Care Centre will establish a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre
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 Vancouver chiropractic appointment
with Vancouver Spine Care Centre today. Bring your painful knees to Vancouver Spine Care Centre to reduce