Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least we should! Young Chiropractic hears about painful knees nearly as often as we hear about painful backs and necks! Easley knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I do not want knee pain!” Young Chiropractic has some enlightening new research on exercise, chiropractic care, and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Easley knee pain, moving may seem like it will only aggravate it more. Many doctors like yours at Young Chiropractic and researchers have heard that! That is fear. Young Chiropractic understands! Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Young Chiropractic will be right beside you to calm your fear and make sure movement helps! Young Chiropractic also reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more issues and likely end in more joint health troubles. A study that followed people for 8 years found that constant sitting was not related to knee osteoarthritis and low to moderate level of strenuous physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a great deal, exercise, too. It is beneficial. The authors specifically state that long-term strenuous activity participation didn’t increase 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 not as likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that is you, let us together get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Young Chiropractic is a great Easley 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 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 benefit the older folks build that muscle so it can last longer and potentially decrease the muscle loss that naturally comes with aging. (2) Young Chiropractic can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a term for a most common musculoskeletal disorder that finds unusual motor coordination of the limbs that loads the knees unevenly, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Knowing this helps your Easley chiropractor lead treatment and exercise to assist in coordinating motion. One approach toward improvement is resistance training whose effectiveness can really be noticed in hopping. Researchers found that hopping demands strong ankles and knees that work together well. Resistance training improves strength and coordination benefiting knees and ankles. (4) Don’t let the child in you hop away just yet! Chat with your Easley 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. Young Chiropractic will establish a chiropractic treatment plan for your knees regardless of their age!
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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.
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