What do creaky, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Ottawa knee pain sufferers undergo the
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is
part of waking up and moving. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider hears our Ottawa
chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Ottawa
knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What is one approach?
The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider
wonders “How hard can eating be for Ottawa knee
Ottawa OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Ottawa knee osteoarthritis is ordinary.
There are numerous Ottawa knee pain sufferers. They
are not alone! 240 million people around the world suffer with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Ottawa 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 permits moderate consumption
of dairy, poultry and eggs as well as red wine
and olive oil as the main source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be very delicious
as well as exciting for a recent
Mediterranean diet adherent.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation as well as pain. A review of 3 studies points out that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation due to 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 did not have
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 faithfulness
to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with better
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider
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 Ottawa chiropractic visit with
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Ottawa
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation
of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and lessened
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!