Treatment of osteoarthritis with physiotherapy in medical practice used widely enough. This is due to the advantages of this type of therapy that operates on the site of the problem. Treatment physiotherapy has no contraindications and side effects. Physiotherapy with osteochondrosis helps to activate blood circulation, reduce in the affected area swelling and inflammation, to get to work rotation muscles, relieve tension and pain. In the treatment of osteoarthritis used several basic methods of physiotherapy.
The Detensor-therapy is that under the influence of the weight of the body is the spine stretching. The procedure is performed on a special mattress or Mat. The spine is actively unloaded and pulled together with deflection of the ribs.
Shock wave therapy is through the use of acoustic waves that act on the affected tissue. Using this method can achieve stimulation of the reproduction of collagen and decomposition of calcium, as well as reducing chronic inflammation.
One of the varieties of physical therapy is laser therapy, where the therapeutic effect can be achieved by using the power of coherent and monochromatic light, which affects the affected area, reducing pain t providing anti-inflammatory and healing effect. Electrotherapy is the use of electrical current. As a result, eliminates the discomfort, and decrease pain.
The impact on the affected area is a variable or constant magnetic field of low frequency is called a magnet. It stimulates the healing process, provides the affected areas with nutrients and oxygen.
Additionally, there are methods such as vibration impacts (using mechanical vibrations), ultrasonic impact (uses high-frequency sound waves), ultraviolet irradiation. The latter procedure can be used as an auxiliary.
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Physical therapy is prescribed depending on the stage and characteristics of the illness. You cannot, for example, its use in the later stages. Treatment is individually determined only by the attending physician.