Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre hears about painful knees almost
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Toronto
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
has some enlightening new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Toronto knee pain, moving
may seem like it will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre and researchers have
heard that! That is fear. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre understands!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
will work with you to calm your fear and be sure movement helps! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre also
reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and likely end in more joint health problems.
A study that followed 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 state
that long-term strenuous activity participation didn’t raise
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That’s good news! They report
cautiously that people who were older, have a higher BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were not as
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that’s you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
is a great Toronto 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 compared
younger and older folks performing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both succeed! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is higher than that in younger
people. Exercise may help the older folks strengthen
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that naturally comes with aging. (2)
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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 that finds atypical motor coordination of the limbs
that stresses the knees unevenly, raising
their risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your Toronto chiropractor direct treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One way
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can really be noticed in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping demands strong ankles and knees that interact
well. Resistance training improves strength and coordination giving rise to gait and knee/ankle benefits.
(4) Do not let the child in you hop away just yet!
Chat with your Toronto 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 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 benefit knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees regardless of their age!
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
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 Toronto chiropractic appointment
with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre today. Bring your painful knees to Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre to reduce