Arthritis treatment in the sanatorium
About half the population of the globe suffer from joint disease. A quarter of them are young people under thirty years old and children. Articular disorders among the first in incidence rates. They can lead to serious restrictions of movement and disability. Arthritis and osteoarthritis are the most common articular pathology. They develop under the influence of various factors: age, overweight, sedentary lifestyle, trauma of various kinds of allergic reaction.
Causes and types of joint problems
Osteoarthritis is the development of deformation processes in joints associated with age-related changes in the body. He is exposed to people of middle age and older. Arthritis can develop up to forty years, although there are exceptions. Osteoarthritis affects only the joints.
For arthritis suffers the whole body, so arthritis is a symptomatic disease. Hip, knee, toes, and hands are the main joints affected by osteoarthritis and arthritis. Less inflamed ankle, shoulder, elbow. Symptoms for these diseases are varied.
Doctors recommend treatment of arthritis and osteoarthritis in the sanatorium as an effective therapeutic and fastening method. The symptoms of arthritis depend on the form of the disease. Common symptoms of all arthritis can occur at night and in the daytime.
Arthritis is accompanied by:
- a stiffness;
- inflammation and swelling of the joints;
- General weakness of the body.
In addition to the main, added to other symptoms depending on the type of arthritis. Arthritis also has its manifestations that are different from the symptoms of arthritis. This pain, which is aggravated by walking and various movements. While knee pain can occur while running, walking, exercise, which is part of the knee joint.
At rest the pain subsides. In the initial stages of osteoarthritis the pain is small. Then the pain intensified, and can be distressing, even if the person is not moving. The next symptom of osteoarthritis – a crunch in joints, accompanied by pain. Joints suffering from arthritis, become less mobile. Difficult to bend or extend, especially of the knee joint. Gradually the patient’s joint is deformed, changes its shape.
To accurately diagnose the form of arthritis or osteoarthritis can only be a doctor after a medical examination and diagnosis. After diagnosis treatment.
Treat joint disease
The treatment of joint diseases is complex. It involves the application of a variety of drugs (anti-inflammatory, relaxing, antibiotics, antiseptics, etc.). Physiotherapy (electrophoresis, laser and wave therapy). If the treatment had no effect, surgical intervention is performed. Arthritis treatment in the sanatorium is shown both before and after surgery.
In sanatoriums treat rheumatoid arthritis of the knee. Rheumatoid arthritis – inflammation of joint tissue that is chronic. Found in the knee, hip and ankle joints, and also affects the joints of the foot. Causes of rheumatoid arthritis is of immunopathological disorders in the body.
The Spa treatment offered in sanatoria of the Crimea. Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis treat all year round. But the rush of patients begins with the start of the holiday season. It is best to choose a sanatorium specializing in the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system. In sanatoria of the Crimea has developed a unique modern system of treatment and prevention of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis of the knee.
The seaside resorts of the Crimea provide a unique opportunity for a natural treatment without the use of drugs. In sanatoria there are a range of treatments which help to cure the disease:
- the galvanotherapy;
- balneological treatments;
|The galvanotherapy, or mud.||A known method of cure of rheumatoid arthritis. The mud pellet is applied to the region of the knee, hip joints, ankle. Unique natural ingredients contained in the composition of the muds have a rapid therapeutic effect, relieve the symptoms of pain, swelling, improve the mobility of the joints. They have powerful antiseptic effect, which allows you to remove the initial cause of the disease.|
|Manual therapy.||This is a special massage that starts the recovery process in the joints, improves metabolic processes and blood flow, is the prevention of the destruction of the joint.|
|Acupuncture, or acupuncture.||Assigned in some cases. Acting on nerve endings, acupuncture stimulates the regenerative processes, reduces inflammation and pain. It is recommended in the treatment of rheumatoid inflammation. Along with manual therapy and acupuncture physical therapy is assigned.|
Aching joints need to move, especially for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, so therapy is one of the mandatory doctor’s appointments.
Treatment baths is widespread. It is very diverse. Doctors can prescribe several types of baths. It all depends on the clinical picture of the disease. So, baths on the basis of hydrogen sulfide help to restore the cartilage, because they stimulate the peripheral circulation and metabolism.
With the development of rheumatoid arthritis of the knee recommended radon baths. They received this name from its main element of natural gas radon. Bath can be of different concentrations: strong, moderate, and weak. Radon baths improve blood circulation, speed up metabolism, stabilize the nervous system, beneficial effect on the stomach, affecting the mucosa, and the patients she often suffers because of drugs.
Bath salt is very effective and shows the different types of arthritis and osteoarthritis. Salt irritates the skin, stimulates the nervous and peripheral system. Because of this, the formation of new blood vessels, improves blood circulation and it stimulates the regeneration of joints. Salt baths also can have a different concentration.
If the patient, in addition to arthritis, disturbances of the endocrine system and cardiac activity, it shows iodine-bromine baths.
The main contraindications
Like any treatment, Spa procedures there are a number of contraindications. If the patient has an acute degree of heart failure, acute active inflammation, circulatory disorders (second and third degree), hypertension, lesions of internal organs, pregnancy – treatments are contraindicated. When ankylosis (pronounced deformation of the joint) is not recommended to send the patient to a sanatorium.
Contraindication is the administration of steroid drugs. After eating should take at least six weeks. Only then the patient can be sent to a sanatorium for treatment.
For one course it is difficult to achieve one hundred percent recovery. But after a three-week course of treatment there is a noticeable improvement. Pain syndrome is minimal, disappears stiffness in the knee and ankle joints, increases range of motion.
Prevention and treatment of arthritis in the sanatorium required periodically. Spa treatment should be conducted at least once a year.