Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Vancouver Disc Centers hears about painful knees nearly
as often as we hear about painful backs and necks! Vancouver
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I do not want knee pain!” Vancouver Disc Centers
has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain in check.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you suffer with Vancouver knee pain, moving
may seem like it will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Vancouver Disc Centers and researchers hear that! That is fear. Vancouver Disc Centers understands!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Vancouver Disc Centers
will work with you to calm your fear and ensure movement helps! Vancouver Disc Centers also
reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to more joint health troubles.
A study that followed people for 8 years revealed
that constant sitting was not associated with
knee osteoarthritis while low to moderate level of active
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a lot, exercise, too. It is beneficial. The authors specifically report
that long-term strenuous activity participation did not raise
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That’s 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! Vancouver Disc Centers
is a great Vancouver health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Knees need strong quadriceps. Exercising the quadriceps is smart! A study examined
younger and older folks doing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both succeed! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is greater than that in younger
people. Exercise may help the older folks strengthen
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially reduce
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Vancouver Disc Centers can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Have you heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a term for a most common musculoskeletal
disorder of atypical motor coordination of the limbs
which stresses the knees unevenly, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your Vancouver chiropractor lead treatment
and exercise to assist in coordinating motion. One approach
toward improvement 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 improves strength and coordination giving rise to gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Don’t let the child in you start hopping just yet!
Talk with your Vancouver chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be applied
to the care of knees! Exercise as defined
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 benefit knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Vancouver Disc Centers will establish a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson about pain relieving
treatment of knee osteoarthritis founded on the principles of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule you Vancouver chiropractic appointment
with Vancouver Disc Centers today. Bring your painful knees to Vancouver Disc Centers to reduce