Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa hears about painful knees almost
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! West Des Moines
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
has some enlightening new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain in check.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have West Des Moines knee pain, moving
may seem like it will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa and researchers have
heard that! That is fear. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
will work with you to calm your fear and be sure movement is beneficial! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa also
will tell you again that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to more joint health troubles.
A study that followed people for 8 years revealed
that constant sitting was not related to
knee osteoarthritis while low to moderate level of active
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a lot, exercise, too. It helps. The authors specifically state
that long-term strenuous activity participation did not increase
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That’s good news! They write
cautiously that people who were older, have a greater BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were not as
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that is you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
is a great West Des Moines 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 performing 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 help the older folks build
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially reduce
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It
is a name for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds unusual motor coordination of the limbs
that loads the knees unequally, raising
their risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your West Des Moines chiropractor direct treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One approach
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 benefiting
knees and ankles.
(4) Do not let the child in you hop away just yet!
Chat with your West Des Moines chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management involves
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be done for 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. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa will establish a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees regardless of their age!
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
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 West Des Moines chiropractic appointment
with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today. Bring your painful knees to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to relieve