West Des Moines Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

What do creaky, popping, cracking knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis! West Des Moines knee pain sufferers know that morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is part of getting up and moving. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa hears our West Des Moines chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those West Des Moines knee pain sufferers would be pleased to get some relief. What is one way to get some relief? The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa asks “How bad can eating be for West Des Moines knee pain relief?”

West Des Moines OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN

West Des Moines knee osteoarthritis is common. There are many West Des Moines knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the globe live with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10% of men and 18% of women. (1) Any West Des Moines knee osteoarthritis sufferer knows about the knee pain, the morning stiffness, and the creaky joint motion that reduces the enjoyment of daily life. (1) It’s just not very fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be some fun though!

WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET

The Mediterranean diet incorporates lots of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish. The Mediterranean diet permits moderate consumption of dairy, poultry and eggs as well as red wine and olive oil as the key source of dietary lipids. (1) Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be very delicious as well as exciting for a recent Mediterranean diet follower.

BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation as well as pain. An analysis of 3 research reports points out 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 reduced risk of worsening knee pain at 4 years follow up. For those who did not have knee osteoarthritis at the beginning of the 4 years study and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of acquiring knee osteoarthritis was reported. (3) Overall, a higher adherence to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with improved quality of life and less 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 Des Moines chiropractic visit with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving West Des Moines 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 be glad you do!

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 

 

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