What do stiff, noisy, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Eugene knee pain sufferers undergo the
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with waking up and moving. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic hears our Eugene
chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Eugene
knee pain sufferers would appreciate getting some relief. What’s one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
asks “How bad can eating be for Eugene knee
Eugene OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Eugene knee osteoarthritis is ordinary.
There are numerous Eugene knee pain sufferers. They
are not alone! 240 million people around the world suffer with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Eugene knee osteoarthritis sufferer
knows about the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that reduces the quality 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 includes eating plenty
of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish.
The Mediterranean diet permits 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 quite delicious
as well as adventurous for a new
Mediterranean diet follower.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation in
addition to pain. An analysis of three studies points out that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation because of 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 four years follow up. For those who didn’t experience
knee osteoarthritis at the beginning of the 4 years study
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 better
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
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 Eugene chiropractic visit with
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Eugene
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and decreased
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!