What do creaky, popping, cracking
knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis!
Toronto knee pain sufferers undergo the
morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is
part of getting up and moving. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre hears our Toronto
chiropractic patients bemoan this all the time. Those Toronto
knee pain sufferers would be pleased to
get some relief. What is one way to get some relief?
The Mediterranean diet that involves, of all things, eating. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
asks “How bad can eating be for Toronto knee
Toronto OSTEOARTHRITIS SUFFERERS AND THEIR PAIN
Toronto knee osteoarthritis is common.
There are many Toronto knee pain sufferers. They
are not alone! 240 million people around the world suffer with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10%
of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Toronto knee osteoarthritis sufferer
knows about the knee pain, the morning stiffness,
and the creaky joint motion that lessens the enjoyment
of daily life. (1) It is just not very
fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be
some 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 allows for moderate consumption
of dairy, poultry and eggs in addition to red wine
and olive oil as the main source of dietary lipids. (1)
Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be very tasty
and adventurous for a recent
Mediterranean diet follower.
BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation as well as pain. An analysis of 3 research
reports highlights that biomarkers of inflammation and
cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis fell
in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Specifically, the pro-inflammatory
cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis
patients who better followed a Mediterranean diet show a
lessened risk of worsening knee pain
at four years follow up. For those who did not experience
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 adherence
to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with improved
quality of life and decreased pain, disability and depressive
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
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 Toronto chiropractic visit with
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Toronto
chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus 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!