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
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 adherent.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation in
addition to pain. A review 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 beginning of the 4 years project
and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% reduced risk of getting
knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher adherence
to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with improved
quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center
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 lessened
pain and inflammation. Your creaky,
painful knees will be glad you do!