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Vancouver Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

What do creaky, noisy, cracking knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis! Vancouver knee pain sufferers undergo the morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is part of waking up and moving. Vancouver Disc Centers hears our Vancouver chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Vancouver knee pain sufferers would be pleased to get some relief. What’s one approach? The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Vancouver Disc Centers asks “How hard can eating be for Vancouver knee pain relief?”

Vancouver OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN

Vancouver knee osteoarthritis is common. There are numerous Vancouver knee pain sufferers. They’re not alone! 240 million people around the globe suffer with osteoarthritis. That bothers about 10% of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Vancouver knee osteoarthritis sufferer knows about 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 could be some 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 along with red wine and olive oil as the main source of dietary lipids. (1) Yum! Eating a Mediterranean diet can be quite 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 3 research reports highlights that biomarkers of inflammation and cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Particularly, 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 worsening knee pain at 4 years follow up. For those who didn’t experience 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 associated with better quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive symptoms. (4)

CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers

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 Vancouver chiropractic visit with Vancouver Disc Centers to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Vancouver chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and reduced pain and inflammation.  Your creaky, painful knees will be glad you do!

Vancouver Disc Centers shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 

 

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