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Montreal Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

What do stiff, popping, cracking knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis! Montreal knee pain sufferers experience that morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that comes with getting up and moving. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic hears our Montreal chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Montreal knee pain sufferers would appreciate getting some relief. What is one way to get some relief? The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic wonders “How hard can eating be for Montreal knee pain relief?”


Montreal knee osteoarthritis is ordinary. There are numerous Montreal knee pain sufferers. They are not alone! 240 million people around the globe live with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10% of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Montreal knee osteoarthritis sufferer recognizes the knee pain, the morning stiffness, and the creaky joint motion that reduces the enjoyment of daily life. (1) It’s just not much fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be some fun though!


The Mediterranean diet includes eating plenty of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish. The Mediterranean diet allows for moderate consumption of dairy, poultry and eggs along with red wine and olive oil as the central source of dietary lipids. (1) Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be very tasty and adventurous for a recent Mediterranean diet enthusiast.


Knee osteoarthritis involves inflammation as well as pain. An analysis of three studies points out that biomarkers of inflammation and cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Particularly, the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis patients who stuck to a Mediterranean diet have lessened risk of worsening knee pain at 4 years follow up. For those who didn’t experience knee osteoarthritis at the start of the 4 years project and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% lowered risk of getting knee osteoarthritis was found. (3) Overall, a higher faithfulness to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with better quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive symptoms. (4)

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his use of Cox® Technic principles adapted to knee treatment to relieve back pain as well as partner with a patient to get some relief of her knee osteoarthritis pain. The patient was thrilled with the drop in pain on the first visit!

Schedule a Montreal chiropractic visit with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic to discover an improved quality of life with some relieving Montreal chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation of a Mediterranean diet for improved quality of life and decreased pain and inflammation.  Your creaky, painful knees will be glad you do!

Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 


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