What do creaky, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Vancouver knee pain sufferers undergo the
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is
part of getting up and moving. Vancouver Spine Care Centre hears our Vancouver
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Vancouver
knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What’s one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Vancouver Spine Care Centre
wonders “How hard can eating be for Vancouver knee
Vancouver OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Vancouver knee osteoarthritis is common.
There are numerous Vancouver knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the globe endure osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Vancouver knee osteoarthritis sufferer
recognizes the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lowers the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It is just not very
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be
some fun though!
WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET
The Mediterranean diet includes eating lots
of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish.
The Mediterranean diet allows for moderate consumption
of dairy, poultry and eggs as well as red wine
and olive oil as the chief source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be quite delicious
as well as adventurous for a recent
Mediterranean diet enthusiast.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation as well as pain. An analysis of 3 research
reports points out that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation because of osteoarthritis decreased
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 worsening knee pain
at four years follow up. For those who didn’t experience
knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years study
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of getting
knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher faithfulness
to a Mediterranean diet is associated with better
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre
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 Vancouver chiropractic visit with
Vancouver Spine Care Centre to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Vancouver
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and decreased
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will appreciate it!