Fernandina Beach Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

What do stiff, popping, cracking knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis! Fernandina Beach knee pain sufferers undergo the morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with getting up and moving. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic hears our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Fernandina Beach knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What is one way to get some relief? The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic wonders “How bad can eating be for Fernandina Beach knee pain relief?”

Fernandina Beach OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN

Fernandina Beach knee osteoarthritis is widespread. There are numerous Fernandina Beach knee pain sufferers. They are not alone! 240 million people around the globe suffer with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10% of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Fernandina Beach knee osteoarthritis sufferer recognizes the knee pain, the morning stiffness, and the creaky joint motion that reduces the enjoyment of daily life. (1) It is just not much fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be fun though!

WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET

The Mediterranean diet incorporates plenty of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish. The Mediterranean diet permits moderate consumption of dairy, poultry and eggs in addition to red wine and olive oil as the chief source of dietary lipids. (1) Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be quite delicious and adventurous for a recent Mediterranean diet adherent.

BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation as well as pain. A review of three research reports points out 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 reduced risk of deteriorating knee pain at 4 years follow up. For those who did not experience knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years project and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of getting knee osteoarthritis was reported. (3) Overall, a higher adherence to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with improved quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive symptoms. (4)

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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 thrilled with the drop in pain on the first visit!

Schedule a Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Fernandina Beach chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and reduced pain and inflammation.  Your creaky, painful knees will be glad you do!

Amelia Chiropractic Clinic shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 

 

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