Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries hears about painful knees almost
as often as we hear about painful backs and necks! Manchester
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and feel the same: “I do not want knee pain!” Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
has some enlightening new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Manchester knee pain, moving
may seem like it will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries and researchers hear that! That is fear. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries understands!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
will work with you to calm your fear and make
sure movement helps! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries also
reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to 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 active
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 did not 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 less
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that is you, let
us together get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
is a great Manchester 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 performing 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 decrease
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It
is a name for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder of unusual motor coordination of the limbs
that loads the knees unevenly, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your Manchester chiropractor guide treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One way
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can particularly be noticed in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping requires strong ankles and knees that interact
well. Resistance training improves strength and coordination benefiting
knees and ankles.
(4) Do not let the child in you hop away just yet!
Check with your Manchester 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. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees regardless of their age!
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
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 Manchester chiropractic appointment
with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries today. Bring your painful knees to Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries to relieve