Vancouver 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! 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 pain relief?”

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 symptoms. (4)

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!

Vancouver Spine Care Centre shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 

 

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