West Palm Beach Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

What do creaky, noisy, cracking knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis! West Palm Beach knee pain sufferers experience that morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is part of waking up and moving. Moses Chiropractic hears our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those West Palm Beach knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What is one approach? The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Moses Chiropractic asks “How bad can eating be for West Palm Beach knee pain relief?”

West Palm Beach OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN

West Palm Beach knee osteoarthritis is common. There are many West Palm Beach knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the world live with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10% of men and 18% of women. (1) Any West Palm Beach knee osteoarthritis sufferer recognizes the knee pain, the morning stiffness, and the creaky joint motion that lessens the quality of daily life. (1) It’s just not very fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be fun though!

WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET

The Mediterranean diet includes eating lots 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 along with red wine and olive oil as the main 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 entails 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) Particularly, the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis patients who better followed a Mediterranean diet show a lessened risk of deteriorating knee pain at four years follow up. For those who didn’t experience knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years project 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 affiliated with better quality of life and decreased 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 West Palm Beach chiropractic visit with Moses Chiropractic to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving West Palm Beach 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!

Moses 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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