Treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee

Arthrosis or osteoarthrosis is called a chronic disease that causes damage to the knee joint, causing inflammation and pain that is aggravated by walking. The bad news is that to get rid of this disease completely impossible, such drugs do not exist. But with the right treatment will help to slow the disease and reduce pain.

Modern drugs that can ease the pain of osteoarthritis include diclofenac, paracetamol, indomethacin, and so on. These medications are the main treatment. But they can't slow down the progression of the disease or to relieve symptoms. It is important to remember that to prescribe such medication by yourself is not necessary, because if you take them for a long time and without the supervision of a specialist, you can "make" a lot of side effects: gastritis, ulcers and other mucosal injury.

When taking any medications, it is important to keep the dose as they can improve the human condition, and can have a detrimental effect on cartilage and joints. The doctor will do the right diagnosis and prescribe the necessary medication and the desired dose. After visiting the doctor can be treated at home, only occasionally asking for advice.

In addition to pain syndrome osteoarthritis of the knee is accompanied by inflammation of the joint. It formed the excess liquid. In order to relieve the inflammation or reduce its taking corticosteroids, which are also prescribed by the doctor. They have so many side effects and therefore are injected into the body they are not inside, but in the form of injections. Injections relieve pain and inflammation.

Very often the initial stages of the disease many patients escape special ointments and gels in excess sold in pharmacies. Well helps Bystrom-gel Diclofenac-ointment, Phenylbutazone and other painkillers and anti-inflammatories. In addition to this now popular and chondroprotective drugs, which "build" the cartilage again, reduces pain and improves the General condition of the knee joint.

In addition to the drugs commonly used physiotherapy (infrared laser therapy, radon baths, ultrasound therapy, and so forth), treatment in sanatoria and health resorts, where they take a therapeutic mud bath, exercise therapy and surgical intervention, which is assigned to and in the early stages, and with the running of the disease and late stages of its development.

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It is important to remember about the prevention of this disease: to watch their weight, exercise and use of a variety of orthopedic devices, if the disease has already occurred.

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