Brief description of the disease
Deforming osteoarthritis of the knee - a disease from which most often affects older people. Aggravating factors diseases are lesions of articular cartilage that lead to deformities, and eventually to complete loss of its function. Suffice it to say that the deforming osteoarthritis, treatment is started too late, causing the limitations of joints, constant pain and unpleasant crunches at the slightest movement. It is for this reason that the first pre adverse symptoms should consult a doctor who will prescribe a set of therapeutic measures aimed at removing pain and restoring mobility.
Deforming osteoarthritis - Symptoms
Just want to note that the deforming osteoarthritis manifests itself in different ways depending on the localization. The most common deforming osteoarthritis of the knee (the official name - gonarthrosis). Its symptoms are:
- stiffness in the morning;
- pain when walking;
- unpleasant crunch in the knee during movement;
- increased pain in cold or wet weather.
The sooner you see your doctor, the better, because early detection of deformation - the key to its successful treatment and prevent further attacks on the body. In particular, launched a deforming osteoarthritis causes curvature of the legs, swelling of the knee, total loss of mobility.
Treatment of deforming osteoarthrosis
First of all, the patient is assigned to drug therapy aimed at slowing disease progression, improvement of metabolic processes in the joint and, as a consequence, the elimination of its dysfunction. Deforming osteoarthritis, the treatment of which has not brought the desired results requires surgery. Operations are carried out by different techniques, including those that involve replacement of the artificial joint prosthesis.
Often during treatment of osteoarthritis used traditional medicines - herbal teas and infusions of herbs. They accept both internally and externally - as rubbing and compresses. Show high efficiency herbs such as St. John's wort, calendula, sweet clover, series and mint. In addition, they used pine buds, sweet flag root, flax seeds and juniper needles. For compresses the perfect choice to be a mixture of honey, dry mustard and oil. In many cases, these recipes bring a person relief, but before their reception, be sure to consult with an experienced homeopath, as the incorrect use some herbs can harm the body. Note also that with the help of herbs can not be cured completely deforming osteoarthritis. Rather - it is a means to relieve pain and other unpleasant symptoms, but not the only possible method of treatment.
Now let's talk in more detail about the drugs. Treatment of osteoarthritis deforming requires a long reception hondoprotektorov - drugs related to basic therapy. They prevent modification of cartilage and stimulate its growth, eliminate functional disorders of mobility. In exacerbations of the disease, doctors recommend the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which significantly reduces the intensity of pain. The selection of products is carried out on an individual basis, as they can lead to unwanted side effects - fatigue, skin reactions, lesions of the gastrointestinal tract and dizziness.
High efficiency in the treatment of osteoarthritis deforming show painkillers local media - creams, ointments, gels. The main components are the drugs related to non-steroidal analgesics.
In addition to drug therapy, patients are assigned obschekureplyayuschie treatments, physiotherapy, physical therapy. During exacerbations desirable to completely abandon the high loads on the joints and give them the best possible rest. This is especially true for overweight people, excess weight is a factor, provoking increased pain.