Treatment of arthrosis with shock wave therapy at the Awatage medical center
Osteoarthritis (novolat.osteoarthrosis, from the Greek. - bone, - joint, synonyms: deforming osteoarthritis (DOA), arthrosis, deforming arthrosis) is a dystrophic disease of the joints, the result of which is degeneration (destruction) of articular cartilage.
Distinguish between primary and secondary osteoarthritis. In the occurrence of primary osteoarthritis, damage to the articular cartilage plays a role in trauma, static overload (excess weight), long-term uneven loads (spinal scoliosis, flat foot), genetic predisposition. Secondary osteoarthritis occurs as a result of previous joint diseases: chronic arthritis, osteochondropathy, congenital dysplasia, repeated hemarthrosis (with hemophilia), etc.
In the genesis of osteoarthritis, the leading place is taken by damage to chondrocytes, loss of elasticity of the cartilage, the appearance of microcracks and the penetration of a number of synovial fluid enzymes into the cartilage through them. At the same time, along with the destruction of cartilage, its regeneration, often uneven and excessive, occurs, as well as changes in the subchondrial bone with the growth of marginal osteophytes, fibrosis of the synovial membrane, sclerosis and wrinkling of the joint capsule. Sometimes reactive synovitis occurs due to irritation of the synovium by pieces of necrotic cartilage.
Symptoms of arthrosis
The disease manifests itself as pain in the joints during movement, exertion and changes in the weather, stiffness after rest. Sometimes there is deformation of the affected joints.
Today, medicine treats arthrosis conservatively or with a surgical operation (joint replacement), when conservative treatment is not effective. Conservative treatment of arthrosis. The goal of conservative treatment of primary arthrosis is to restore blood circulation in the tissues of the affected joint, restore the structure of the cartilage. Therapy should be comprehensive. At the initial stages, drug therapy, physiotherapy, exercise therapy are used. In advanced stages, namely at stage 4 of arthrosis, and in some cases at stage 3 of arthrosis, conservative methods are ineffective and the only way out is surgery - replacing the joint with a prosthesis. Microcirculatory agents are used to restore the microcirculation system, because it is the vessels of this bed that are the distributors of blood directly in the tissues.
Shock wave therapy in the treatment of arthrosis
We see that at 1 - 3 stages of arthrosis, the method of shock wave therapy provides remission for a long time, sometimes up to 3-4 years, due to the unique properties of this method, to promote the formation of new vessels (angiogenesis), improve metabolism and renewal tissue in place impact and as a result - enhances the regeneration of cartilage tissue after injuries and degenerative processes. Previously, a number of medicines were used to improve blood circulation, which have a large list of side, sometimes adverse effects.
Now, a more effective alternative to drug treatment of arthrosis is radial shock wave therapy, which, among other things, has a powerful analgesic effect. At the Awatage medical center, more than 90% of patients with arthrosis were satisfied with the result of treatment with the method of shock wave therapy and completely stopped further drug treatment due to the lack of such a need.
In addition to treating arthrosis, attention should be paid to nutrition, metabolism and weight loss. Excess weight is an additional stress on the joints. To nourish the joints, it is better to get vitamins from food, and if you add multivitamins and microelements, for example, B vitamins, then only a few and the most difficult to obtain from food. The importance of physiotherapy exercises, as well as maintaining physical fitness in the future, cannot be underestimated. We have developed special programs to maintain joints in sufficient physical shape both in middle age and in elderly patients. At 3 - 4 stages of arthrosis, we use this method symptomatically (we remove the symptoms of the disease in the same way as medication) or for preoperative preparation for joint replacement.
The result of arthrosis treatment with shock wave therapy at the Awatage medical center