Coxarthrosis. Shock wave therapy in Kiev
Coxarthrosis. Shock wave therapy in Kiev
Coxarthrosis is a degenerative disease of the hip joint, the most common of all arthrosis. The disease affects people of all ages, but older people with overweight are more likely to suffer.
Every day, the hip joints have to withstand tremendous stress. Violation of their supporting function leads to the inability to run, stand, walk. Due to the fact that the hip joint carries the weight of the entire torso, it is the largest joint in our body.
The hip joint consists of the head of the femur and the bones of the pelvis. They are connected to each other through the acetabulum. The surfaces of the bones are covered with cartilage. Thanks to him, the joint is mobile, the bones can move freely relative to each other. The cartilage receives the necessary substances not through the blood, but by diffusion from the bone tissue.
With coxarthrosis, the articular cartilage, for various reasons, does not receive the necessary nutrients. It gradually becomes thinner, loses moisture, becomes brittle and collapses under stress on the joint. Lateral bone growths are formed, which limit the mobility of the joint and deform it. An inflammatory process develops in the joint capsule. Dense fibrous tissue grows in the adjacent tissues. Pain and stiffness appear. Over time, this leads to the appearance of contractures and complete immobility.
Risk factors for coxarthrosis in the literature indicate:
- elderly and old age,
- developmental anomalies of the hip joint,
- frequent microtraumatization also negatively affects the nutrition of the hip joint.
Coxarthrosis in the early stages is manifested by pain and discomfort in the hip joint, as well as in the groin and gluteal regions. There is a so-called "starting" pain in the morning. In order for it to pass, the patient needs to warm up for some time, "pace". The pain is provoked by physical exertion, with rest it decreases. As the disease progresses, restriction of mobility in the hip joint is added. Weight loss (hypotrophy) of the thigh muscles develops. The patient's gait changes, lameness becomes noticeable. In the later stages of motion sickness in the hip joint is absent (ankylosis), the sick person becomes disabled.
Conservative treatment of coxarthrosis
It is impossible to completely cure coxarthrosis. It is possible to suspend the pathological process, improve the patient's quality of life. For this, treatment must be started at an early stage of the disease. The orthopedic traumatologist determines the treatment tactics. A clinical examination of the patient with a check of movements in the hip joint and diagnostic tests are required. You can determine the stage of the disease using X-ray, MRI, ultrasound of the hip joint.
In the early stages of coxarthrosis, conservative treatment is used. Physical activity is limited to the affected joint. Physical therapy is prescribed. Regular swimming and water treatments are helpful. Weight correction is indicated for overweight persons. A full regime of work and rest, as well as a night's sleep, should be established. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed to relieve pain. If necessary, use additional devices - canes, walkers, crutches. In the later stages of the disease, a surgical operation is indicated - a complete replacement of the hip joint with an artificial one (total arthroplasty).
Treatment of coxarthrosis with shock wave therapy in Kiev
Coxarthrosis is a progressive disabling disease. Treating it is not an easy task, even for experienced professionals. However, to suspend the course of coxarthrosis, to return movement to the patient is an achievable goal. Modern orthopedics places great hopes in the treatment of coxarthrosis on the method of shock wave therapy (SWT). SWT has powerful vascular, trophic, reparative effects. Impulse exposure to high-energy shock waves leads to the renewal of the tissues of the hip joint, slowing down the aging of the cartilage. The nutrition of the thigh muscles improves, which also has a beneficial effect on the support function.
Regular sessions of shock wave therapy in Kiev at the Awatage medical center eliminate the inflammatory component of coxarthrosis and relieve pain. Joint mobility often increases after the first sessions, which has been repeatedly noted by both doctors and patients. The use of shock wave therapy in Kiev allows you to postpone for a long time, and in some cases completely avoid an expensive and traumatic operation. However, the duration of the course is strictly individual and can reach 10 sessions with an interval of 1 time per week. The duration of the procedure is up to half an hour. During the course of shock wave therapy, physical activity on the hip joint should be limited as much as possible.