Knee osteoarthritis symptoms can ruin an otherwise well planned out retirement. Just when you have the time to play more golf, your body gives out on you.
There is always knee replacement surgery if you happen to be a huge fan of Bob Vila and have no aversion to Black and Decker or Ryobi power tools being used on your femur and tibia. Thank god for anesthesia.
For the rest of us who would like to die with all the parts we were born with (with the exception maybe of your foreskin due to the fact that, at the time, you were in no position to argue to merits pro and con), I have written extensively about ways to manage knee osteoarthritis pain in previous articles (that can be found by clicking here) or even in my Knee Pain Answers eBook (which can be found by clicking here).
Prevention of knee arthritis, however, is a different story and begins decades before any symptoms are felt. Overall, a lifestyle that is anti-inflammatory is key. Diet, exercise and stress management all play key roles.
Given the never-ceasing rise in obesity rates in developed nations, I figured that I would address this aspect from a unique angle, tying it into this particular article. In this review article, the authors review the links between adipose fat and the inflammation-producing hormones they produce, referred to as adipokines.
Adipokines are hormones that come from your abdominal fat and do all kinds of nasty things to your overall health. Damaging your blood vessels is on top of the list (leading to things like heart attacks, stroke and dementia), but slowly destroying the surfaces of your joints is on the list as well.
This is where the tie in with laser lipo comes in. I have covered the theory behind the use of cold laser applied to the abdominal area to cut down on the inflammation and the adipokines being produced by this wayward organ system (yes—the abdominal fat does become its own organ system just like the heart, lungs and brain).
I would never look a patient in the eye and tell him or her that he or she needs to do laser lipo to prevent knee osteoarthritis symptoms decades in the future, but it is clear that laser lipo can play a role in curbing the inflammation tearing away at your body. Combine this with dietary changes, exercise and stress management and you can go a long way towards avoiding a long list of chronic diseases driven by inflammation.