Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Malverne Health & Wellness hears about painful knees nearly
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Malverne
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” Malverne Health & Wellness
has some enlightening new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Malverne knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Malverne Health & Wellness and researchers have
heard that! That’s fear. Malverne Health & Wellness gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Malverne Health & Wellness
will be right beside you to calm your fear and make
sure movement helps! Malverne Health & Wellness also
will tell you again that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to more joint health troubles.
A study that followed people for 8 years found
that persistent sitting was not associated with
knee osteoarthritis while low to moderate level of active
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 did not increase
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That is good news! They write
cautiously that people who were older, have a larger BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were not as
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that’s you, let
us together get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Malverne Health & Wellness
is a fabulous Malverne 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 help the older folks develop
that muscle so it can last longer and potentially decrease
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Malverne Health & Wellness can lead you to stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a term for a very common musculoskeletal
disorder of unusual motor coordination of the limbs
that stresses the knees unevenly, raising
their risk of pain. (3) Understanding this
helps your Malverne chiropractor guide treatment
and exercise to assist in coordinating motion. One way
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can really be noted 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 start hopping just yet!
Check with your Malverne 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. Malverne Health & Wellness will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees no matter their age!
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
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 Malverne chiropractic appointment
with Malverne Health & Wellness today. Bring your painful knees to Malverne Health & Wellness to reduce