Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least we should! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic hears about painful knees nearly as often as we hear about painful backs and necks! Augusta knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this knee pain?” Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic has some enlightening new research on exercise, chiropractic care, and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Augusta knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate it more. Many doctors like yours at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic and researchers have heard that! That is fear. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic gets it! Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic will be right beside you to calm your fear and ensure movement is beneficial! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic also reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more issues and lead to more joint health problems. A study that followed people for 8 years revealed that constant sitting was not associated with knee osteoarthritis while low to moderate level of strenuous physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a lot, 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 write 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 is you, let us together get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is a great Augusta health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Knees need strong quadriceps. Exercising the quadriceps is wise! A study evaluated younger and older folks performing 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 strengthen that muscle so it can persist longer and potentially decrease the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic can lead you to 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 which loads the knees unevenly, raising their risk of pain. (3) Knowing this helps your Augusta chiropractor guide treatment and exercise to assist in coordinating motion. One approach to improving motion is resistance training whose effectiveness can really be noticed 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) Don’t let the child in you start hopping just yet! Talk with your Augusta chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management involves exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be done for knees! Exercise as discussed 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 help knee cartilage which is similar to disc cartilage. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic will set up 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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