Archive for October, 2011
Dallas, TX- Knee Pain Relief with These Two Super Foods
I was reading the current issue of AARP magazine when I stumbled onto an article that discussed the seven super foods that can help ease pain. I was really interested in two of the seven foods they were discussing since they had to do with relieving chronic knee pain. So in this blog I want to give you an overview of the two foods they talked about.(In the past, I’ve written about foods you should avoid or consume if you have chronic knee pain that you check out by clicking onto the link.)
Complaining of Chronic Knee Pain? Try Taking Ginger Extract
In one of my blogs I specifically wrote about ginger and how it can help relieve knee pain caused from muscle inflammation. Recently though another study about the benefits of ginger were released by the University of Miami. The study was conducted with patients who had been diagnosed with chronic knee pain. This six week study found that almost two-thirds of patients with chronic knee pain experienced less soreness upon standing after taking a ginger extract. The ginger extract also helped chronic knee pain sufferers walk with less pain after walking 50 feet compared to those taking a placebo. In addition, those taking the ginger extract reported taking less pain medication.
It is believed that taking as little as two to three teaspoons of ginger extract daily can block a key enzyme that induces inflammation and promotes knee pain.
Soy Also Helps Relieve Knee Pain
A study from Oklahoma State University stated that patient’s were able to reduce their pain medications by fifty percent after consuming 40 grams of soy protein daily for three months. For good sources of soy protein, increase your intake of soy milk, edamame, or tofu. The benefits of soy take at least two to three weeks before they kick in so be patient!
Changing Your Diet Will Make A Difference…
The bottom line is that diet plays a major role in how our bodies react. You can either have a diet filled with inflammatory promoting foods; for example, red meat, sugar, processed foods OR you can consume more anti-inflammatory foods such as soy and ginger.
Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C. – A Cold Laser Knee Pain Relief Doctor – One of the leading authorities on treating knee pain conservatively with cold laser knee treatments for the Dallas – Fort Worth Texas Area. “Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™ Has Been Helping Knee Pain Sufferers Since 2001…Knee Pain Relief Without Knee Injections or Knee Surgery.”
To reach Dr. Alexandra Schnee, D.C. for an interview call the DFW Spine & Joint Center at 214-596-1051 or visit http://www.HelpMyKneePain.com
To check out the other five super food pain fighting foods recommended in the AARP article click on the link…
Add these two foods to help relieve knee pain. Dallas-Fort Worth Texas cold laser knee pain relief doctor discusses benefits in her blog.
Scientists Think Protein in Knee Joint May Ease Arthritis Knee Pain
In healthy knees, synovial fluid is the lubricant that allows the joint to glide. In an unhealthy arthritic knee there are decreased amounts of synovial fluid. In the past few years pharmaceutical companies have come out with rooster comb injections (aka gel injections, hyalgan injections, hyaluronic acid injections) to try and replicate the effects of synovial fluid. However, research indicates that the active protein or molecule in those injections only lasts for a few days in the knee joint before it is absorbed into the bloodstream.
That is why Saleem Abubacker, a 23 year old PHD student at the University of Calgary in Canada and his colleagues have been researching a different molecule then the one found in current knee injections. Abubacker and his team are studying the effects of lubricin, a protein found in synovial fluid and on the surface of the knee joint. They are injecting lubricin in unused cow joints from butcher shops and putting them in a machine that pushes them and twists them like human knee joints. Preliminary studies suggest that lubricin lasts for longer periods of time in the knee joint (28 days) compared to the current molecule used for injections on the market, and it has shown to slow down the breakdown of cartilage. They are also finding that the molecule forms building blocks, so as it grows it makes a difference in lubricating the knee. Abubacker thinks that some patients with arthritis knee pain may have more of the single molecule then the long chain and that by restoring that balance of lubricin they may have less arthritis knee pain.
Obviously, more advanced studies need to be completed with lubricin, especially on human knee joints, but who knows this may be the next type of knee injection in the future.
If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and you are searching for a painless, non-surgical knee treatment then consider Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™. Contact the DFW Spine & Joint Center at 214-596-1051 or visit Dr. Schnee’s website at http://www.HelpMyKneePain.com
Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C.- Non-Surgical, Painless, Cold Laser Knee TreatmentDoctor for the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Metroplex- “ Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™ Has Been Helping Knee Pain Sufferers With Knee Pain Relief Without Knee Injections or Surgery Since 2001.”
Jamie Komarnicki. U of C Scientists Make Strides Toward Easing Arthritis Knee Pain. Calgary Herald.
Scientists are studying protein in knee joint in hopes to ease arthritis knee pain in the future. Dallas-Fort Worth knee pain blog by Dr. Alexandra Schnee, D.C.
Knee Treatment Helps Patient With Knee Pain | Dallas-Fort Worth
Dr. Schnee’s cold laser knee treatment program helps patients from the Dallas-Fort Worth and surrounding areas get knee pain relief so that they can avoid taking pain pills, painful knee injections, and knee surgery.
Here is a recent review of Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Treatment Program from a patient who started experiencing knee pain several years after having knee surgery. She did not want knee surgery again so she started Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™.
“I had arthroscopic knee surgery in 2007 for a torn meniscus and I did good until June 2011 but I wanted to seek alternative methods. My knee pain was intense when I walked,and especially at night. It was burning pain that kept me awake at night. I couldn’t garden, bird watch, or stand for more than 30 minutes without my knee being painful.
Since completing Dr. Schnee’s knee treatments I sleep so much better now, I’m walking more and building strength each day with exercises. I feel I’m 75% better and will continue to improve. I only wish I had this knee treatment instead of the surgery in 2007 I would recommmend this to anyone who wants to avoid knee surgery.
The staff at the DFW Spine & Joint Center are exceptional. They got me in and out in promptly, no long time waiting for my appointment. Dr. Schnee was very thorough and honest in her plan. She didn’t promise what she couldn’t deliver.
You have nothing to lose by trying Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Therapy (except knee pain)!”
Ellen L., Bedford Texas
If you live in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving or surrounding areas call the DFW Spine & Joint Center at 214-596-1051 or visit http://www.helpmykneepain.com/ for more information about Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™.
Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C.- A Cold Laser Doctor for the Treatment of Knee Pain for Dallas-Fort Worth Residents. “Helping People With Chronic Knee Pain Get Knee Pain Relief Since 2001.”
A review from a patient about Dr. Schnee’s knee treatment program for knee pain relief in Dallas-Fort Worth Texas.