Buffalo, NY Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

What do stiff, popping, cracking knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis! Buffalo, NY knee pain sufferers undergo the morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with getting up and moving. The Novelli Wellness Center hears our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Buffalo, NY knee pain sufferers would be pleased to get some relief. What’s one way to get some relief? The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. The Novelli Wellness Center wonders “How hard can eating be for Buffalo, NY knee pain relief?”

Buffalo, NY OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN

Buffalo, NY knee osteoarthritis is common. There are numerous Buffalo, NY knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the world live with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10% of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Buffalo, NY knee osteoarthritis sufferer recognizes the knee pain, the morning stiffness, and the creaky joint motion that lowers the enjoyment of daily life. (1) It is just not much fun. Now a Mediterranean diet has potential to be fun though!

WHAT TO EAT ON A MEDITERRANEAN DIET

The Mediterranean diet incorporates 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 chief source of dietary lipids. (1) Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be very tasty as well as adventurous for a recent Mediterranean diet enthusiast.

BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Knee osteoarthritis involves 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 lowered risk of deteriorating knee pain at 4 years follow up. For those who did not have knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years project and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% reduced risk of getting knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher faithfulness to a Mediterranean diet is associated 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 Buffalo, NY chiropractic visit with The Novelli Wellness Center to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Buffalo, NY chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment as well as specific recommendation of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and decreased pain and inflammation.  Your creaky, painful knees will be glad you do!

The Novelli Wellness Center shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 

 

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