Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Apple Country Chiropractic hears about painful knees almost
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Williamson
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I do not want knee pain!” Apple Country Chiropractic
has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you suffer with Williamson knee pain, moving
may seem like it will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Apple Country Chiropractic and researchers hear that! That’s fear. Apple Country Chiropractic gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Apple Country Chiropractic
will be right beside you to calm your fear and be sure movement helps! Apple Country Chiropractic also
will tell you again that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to more joint health problems.
A study that followed people for 8 years found
that constant sitting was not associated with
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 state
that long-term strenuous activity participation did not raise
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That’s 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’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Apple Country Chiropractic
is a great Williamson health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Knees need strong quadriceps. Exercising the quadriceps is wise! A study examined
younger and older folks doing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both succeed! 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 persist longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that naturally comes with aging. (2)
Apple Country Chiropractic can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a term for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds unusual motor coordination of the limbs
which loads the knees unevenly, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your Williamson chiropractor direct treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One approach
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can particularly be noticed in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that work together
well. Resistance training improves strength and coordination benefiting
knees and ankles.
(4) Do not let the child in you hop away just yet!
Chat with your Williamson chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management involves
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. Apple Country Chiropractic will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Apple Country 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 based on the principles of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule you Williamson chiropractic appointment
with Apple Country Chiropractic today. Bring your painful knees to Apple Country Chiropractic to reduce