Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Disc Centers Of America hears about painful knees nearly
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Buffalo, NY
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I don’t want knee pain!” Disc Centers Of America
has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you suffer with Buffalo, NY knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Disc Centers Of America and researchers have
heard that! That’s fear. Disc Centers Of America understands!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Disc Centers Of America
will be right beside you to calm your fear and be sure movement is beneficial! Disc Centers Of America also
will tell you again that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to more joint health problems.
A study that tracked people for 8 years found
that constant sitting was not associated with
knee osteoarthritis and low to moderate level of active
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a great
deal, exercise, too. It helps. The authors specifically report
that long-term strenuous activity participation did not increase
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That is good news! They report
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 is you, let
us together get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Disc Centers Of America
is a fabulous Buffalo, NY 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 reduce
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Disc Centers Of America can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Have you heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a term for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder of atypical motor coordination of the limbs
that loads the knees unevenly, raising
their risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your Buffalo, NY chiropractor direct treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One approach
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can really be noted in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that work together
well. Resistance training increases 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 Buffalo, NY chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates
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 help knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Disc Centers Of America will establish a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees regardless of their age!
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
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 Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment
with Disc Centers Of America today. Bring your painful knees to Disc Centers Of America to relieve