Williamson 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! Williamson knee pain sufferers experience that morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is part of waking up and moving. Apple Country Chiropractic hears our Williamson chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Williamson knee pain sufferers would appreciate getting some relief. What’s one approach? The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Apple Country Chiropractic asks “How hard can eating be for Williamson knee pain relief?”

Williamson OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN

Williamson knee osteoarthritis is widespread. There are numerous Williamson knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the world endure osteoarthritis. That affects about 10% of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Williamson knee osteoarthritis sufferer can describe the knee pain, the morning stiffness, and the creaky joint motion that reduces 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 incorporates lots of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish. The Mediterranean diet permits moderate consumption 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 very tasty and exciting for a new Mediterranean diet enthusiast.

BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation as well as pain. A review of 3 research reports highlights that biomarkers of inflammation and cartilage degradation due to 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 stuck to a Mediterranean diet show a lowered risk of deteriorating knee pain at four years follow up. For those who did not have knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years project and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of acquiring knee osteoarthritis was reported. (3) Overall, a higher faithfulness to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with better quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive symptoms. (4)

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

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 Williamson chiropractic visit with Apple Country Chiropractic to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Williamson 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 be glad you do!

Apple Country 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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