Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Satterwhite Chiropractic hears about painful knees almost
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Oxford
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I don’t want knee pain!” Satterwhite 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 Oxford knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Satterwhite Chiropractic and researchers have
heard that! That’s fear. Satterwhite Chiropractic gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Satterwhite Chiropractic
will work with you to calm your fear and ensure movement is beneficial! Satterwhite 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 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 report
that long-term strenuous activity participation didn’t raise
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That is good news! They write
cautiously that people who were older, have a higher BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were less
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that’s you, let’s get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Satterwhite Chiropractic
is a great Oxford 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 help the older folks build
that muscle so it can persist longer and potentially reduce
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Satterwhite Chiropractic can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It
is a name for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder that finds unusual motor coordination of the limbs
that loads the knees unevenly, raising
their risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your Oxford chiropractor lead treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One approach
toward improvement is resistance training whose
effectiveness can particularly 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) Do not let the child in you hop away just yet!
Chat with your Oxford 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. Satterwhite Chiropractic will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees regardless of their age!
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
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 Oxford chiropractic appointment
with Satterwhite Chiropractic today. Bring your painful knees to Satterwhite Chiropractic to relieve