Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least we should! New Hampshire Spine and Sport hears about painful knees almost as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Southern New Hampshire knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this knee pain?” New Hampshire Spine and Sport has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care, and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Southern New Hampshire knee pain, moving may seem like it will only aggravate it more. Many doctors like yours at New Hampshire Spine and Sport and researchers hear that! That is fear. New Hampshire Spine and Sport understands! Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. New Hampshire Spine and Sport will work with you to calm your fear and make sure movement helps! New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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 related to knee osteoarthritis and low to moderate level of active physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a great deal, exercise, too. It is beneficial. The authors specifically state that long-term strenuous activity participation didn’t increase the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That is good news! They report 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! New Hampshire Spine and Sport is a great Southern New Hampshire health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Knees need strong quadriceps. Exercising the quadriceps is smart! A study evaluated 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 higher than that in younger people. Exercise may benefit the older folks build that muscle so it can last longer and potentially decrease the muscle loss that naturally comes with aging. (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It is a term for a most common musculoskeletal disorder of unusual motor coordination of the limbs that stresses the knees unevenly, putting them at risk of pain. (3) Understanding this helps your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor direct 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 requires strong ankles and knees that interact well. Resistance training improves strength and coordination giving rise to gait and knee/ankle benefits. (4) Do not let the child in you hop away just yet! Talk with your Southern New Hampshire 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 described 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. New Hampshire Spine and Sport will set up a chiropractic treatment plan for your knees no matter 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.
Schedule you Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment with New Hampshire Spine and Sport today. Bring your painful knees to New Hampshire Spine and Sport to reduce their pain!