Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Soft Health and Healing Clinic hears about painful knees almost
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Brooks
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I don’t want knee pain!” Soft Health and Healing Clinic
has some enlightening new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain in check.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Brooks knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Soft Health and Healing Clinic and researchers hear that! That’s fear. Soft Health and Healing Clinic understands!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Soft Health and Healing Clinic
will work with you to calm your fear and make
sure movement helps! Soft Health and Healing Clinic also
will tell you again 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 persistent sitting was not associated with
knee osteoarthritis while low to moderate level of energetic
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a lot, exercise, too. It helps. The authors specifically report
that long-term strenuous activity participation didn’t raise
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That’s good news! They write
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! Soft Health and Healing Clinic
is a fabulous Brooks health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Strong quadriceps benefit
knees. Exercising the quadriceps is smart! A study compared
younger and older folks doing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both work! 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 normally comes with aging. (2)
Soft Health and Healing Clinic can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a name for a most common musculoskeletal
disorder of atypical motor coordination of the limbs
that loads the knees unequally, raising
their risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your Brooks chiropractor guide treatment
and exercise to assist in coordinating motion. One way
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can particularly be noted in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that interact
well. Resistance training increases strength and coordination benefiting
knees and ankles.
(4) Do not let the child in you start hopping just yet!
Talk with your Brooks chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management involves
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. Soft Health and Healing Clinic will establish a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
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 Brooks chiropractic appointment
with Soft Health and Healing Clinic today. Bring your painful knees to Soft Health and Healing Clinic to relieve