Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic hears about painful knees nearly
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Fernandina Beach
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I don’t want knee pain!” Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
has some enlightening new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Fernandina Beach knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic and researchers have
heard that! That’s fear. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
will work with you to calm your fear and be sure movement is beneficial! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic also
reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and likely end in more joint health troubles.
A study that followed people for 8 years revealed
that constant sitting was not related to
knee osteoarthritis and low to moderate level of energetic
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a great
deal, exercise, too. It helps. The authors specifically report
that long-term strenuous activity participation did not increase
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That’s good news! They write
cautiously that people who were older, have a higher 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! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
is a great Fernandina Beach 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 evaluated
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 build
that muscle so it can persist longer and potentially reduce
the muscle loss that naturally comes with aging. (2)
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Have you heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It
is a name for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds atypical motor coordination of the limbs
that loads the knees unequally, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your Fernandina Beach chiropractor guide treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One approach
toward improvement is resistance training whose
effectiveness can really be noticed in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that work together
well. Resistance training increases strength and coordination giving rise to gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Do not let the child in you start hopping just yet!
Chat with your Fernandina Beach 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 discussed
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 benefit knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment
with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic today. Bring your painful knees to Amelia Chiropractic Clinic to relieve