Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least we should! Moriarty Chiropractic hears about painful knees almost as often as we hear about painful backs and necks! Nashua knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I do not want knee pain!” Moriarty Chiropractic has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care, and nutrition to keep knee pain in check.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you suffer with Nashua knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate it more. Many doctors like yours at Moriarty Chiropractic and researchers have heard that! That’s fear. Moriarty Chiropractic gets it! Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Moriarty Chiropractic will work with you to calm your fear and make sure movement is beneficial! Moriarty Chiropractic also reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more issues and likely end in more joint health problems. A study that tracked people for 8 years revealed that constant sitting was not related to knee osteoarthritis while low to moderate level of strenuous physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a great deal, exercise, too. It helps. The authors specifically report that long-term strenuous activity participation did not increase the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That’s good news! They write cautiously that people who were older, have a greater BMI, more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were not as likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that is you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Moriarty Chiropractic is a great Nashua 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 examined 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 strengthen that muscle so it can last longer and potentially reduce the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2) Moriarty Chiropractic can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Have you heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It is a name for a most common musculoskeletal disorder that finds atypical motor coordination of the limbs which loads the knees unequally, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Understanding this helps your Nashua chiropractor guide treatment and exercise to help coordinate motion. One way to improving motion is resistance training whose effectiveness can really be noted in hopping. Researchers found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that work together well. Resistance training increases strength and coordination giving rise to gait and knee/ankle benefits. (4) Don’t let the child in you start hopping just yet! Chat with your Nashua chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be done for 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. Moriarty Chiropractic 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 based on the principles of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule you Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic today. Bring your painful knees to Moriarty Chiropractic to reduce their pain!