What do stiff, noisy, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Baton Rouge knee pain sufferers undergo the
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with getting up and moving. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation hears our Baton Rouge
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Baton Rouge
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. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
asks “How bad can eating be for Baton Rouge knee
Baton Rouge OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Baton Rouge knee osteoarthritis is ordinary.
There are many Baton Rouge knee pain sufferers. They
are not alone! 240 million people around the globe live
with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Baton Rouge knee osteoarthritis sufferer
knows about the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lessens the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It is just not very
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 allows for moderate intake
of dairy, poultry and eggs in addition to red wine
and olive oil as the main source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be very delicious
as well as exciting for a new
Mediterranean diet follower.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation as well as pain. A review of three 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 have
lowered risk of deteriorating knee pain
at 4 years follow up. For those who did not have
knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years study
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% reduced risk of getting
knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher faithfulness
to a Mediterranean diet is associated with better
quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
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 Baton Rouge chiropractic visit with
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Baton Rouge
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and reduced
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will appreciate it!