Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic hears about painful knees nearly
as often as we hear about painful backs and necks! Eugene
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Eugene knee pain, moving
may seem like it will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic and researchers have
heard that! That’s fear. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic understands!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
will work with you to calm your fear and ensure movement is beneficial! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic also
reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and likely end in more joint health problems.
A study that tracked people for 8 years found
that persistent sitting was not associated with
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 is beneficial. The authors specifically report
that long-term strenuous activity participation did not raise
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That is good news! They write
cautiously that people who were older, have a larger BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were less
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that’s you, let
us together get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
is a fabulous Eugene health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Strong quadriceps benefit
knees. Exercising the quadriceps is wise! A study examined
younger and older folks doing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both work! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is greater than that in younger
people. Exercise may help the older folks develop
that muscle so it can persist longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It
is a name for a most common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds atypical motor coordination of the limbs
which stresses the knees unevenly, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your Eugene chiropractor direct 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 interact
well. Resistance training improves strength and coordination giving rise to gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Don’t let the child in you start hopping just yet!
Chat with your Eugene 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 benefit knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic will establish a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Rethwill 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 based on the principles of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule you Eugene chiropractic appointment
with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic today. Bring your painful knees to Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic to relieve