Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation hears about painful knees nearly
as often as we hear about painful backs and necks! Baton Rouge
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
has some enlightening new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Baton Rouge knee pain, moving
may seem like it will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation and researchers have
heard that! That is fear. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
will work with you to calm your fear and make
sure movement is beneficial! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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 associated with
knee osteoarthritis while 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 state
that long-term strenuous activity participation didn’t raise
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That is good news! They write
cautiously that people who were older, have a higher BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were less
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that is you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
is a great Baton Rouge 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 compared
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 benefit the older folks develop
that muscle so it can persist longer and potentially reduce
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Have you heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It
is a term for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder of atypical motor coordination of the limbs
which loads the knees unevenly, raising
their risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your Baton Rouge chiropractor direct treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One way
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can particularly be noted in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping demands strong ankles and knees that interact
well. Resistance training increases strength and coordination resulting in gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Don’t let the child in you hop away just yet!
Chat with your Baton Rouge chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be applied
to the care of 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. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment
with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation today. Bring your painful knees to Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation to reduce