Coxarthrosis - inflammation of the hip joints

May 13, 2014

  • Coxarthrosis - inflammation of the hip joints
  • Treatment

 Coxarthrosis - a kind of osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis - take care of the joints healthy longer  Osteoarthritis - take care of the joints healthy longer
 Causing pain and inflammation in the hip joints. Typically, coxarthrosis, and other types of osteoarthritis develop when mikrotravmy cartilage elicit an immune response, which is why the inflammatory process begins.

Cartilage - a soft tissue, consisting primarily of water and protein, and covering the ends of bones. The primary function of cartilage - reducing friction in the joints and serve as a shock absorber, reducing the load on the bone and the risk of damage during heavy exercise. At a pressure of cartilage, unlike bone, can be compressed and then return to its previous state - almost as much as, for example, rubber.

When cartilage damage - for example, when a person raises a very heavy load - the immune system The immune system - how it works?  The immune system - how it works?
   He is trying to recover them. Recovery is possible, provided that the damage to the small and man enough rest between loads. If the joints are constantly exposed to very strong loads, cartilage over time will become more subtle, soft, they will crack, joint cavity will be reduced by changing the mechanics of the joints, causing the pressure will continue to grow in the bone within the joint. At the same time the body is trying to ease the strain on joints, increasing the bone where the bone is no longer protect the cartilage. Such growths - osteophytes - ultimately degrade the performance of the joint, and exacerbate symptoms koksatroza. Osteophytes can be seen on X-rays - they are one of the characteristic features, which are diagnosed coxarthrosis.

Gradually coxarthrosis may cause the synovium and adjacent to the joint ligaments and tendons. This process can take many years, but be that as it may be, the result is a severe pain in the joints Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?  Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?
 , Because of which people - temporarily or permanently - lose the ability to engage in certain activities.


Reasons koksartroza

The following factors are associated with the development of coxarthrosis:

  • Age of the patient. The most common hip coxarthrosis Coxarthrosis hip joint - cartilage damage  Coxarthrosis hip joint - cartilage damage
   diagnosed in the elderly. The development of this disturbance is directly related to the natural wear and tear of cartilage, and the aging process, due to which the tissue regeneration slows down considerably;
  • Violations of the formation of the hip joint. These disorders are increasingly explain the symptoms of coxarthrosis in young and middle aged. In such cases, the patients often have problems with the shape of the bones and / or joints, which may be congenital or acquired at an age when the development of the skeleton has not yet been completed. These anomalies can be, at first glance, very little, but because of them degenerative processes affecting the joints begin earlier than most people, and will result in serious damage;
  • Too much stress on the joints. This load may be associated with both the intensity of training certain sports (such as jogging or weight lifting) or physical labor, and overweight and obesity.


Symptoms koksartroza

The most common symptom is pain in coxarthrosis the hip - it can irradiate the patient above and below the joint. As soon as coxarthrosis progresses, the patient may begin to limp on the wrong foot, where the disease has caused the most serious damage to the hip joint. In addition, over time, osteoarthritis can cause weakness in gluteal and thigh muscles.

Although coxarthrosis progresses slowly and gradually, the symptoms tend to increase suddenly. For example, a middle-aged man, who usually does not lead a very active lifestyle, after too intense for a workout or long hours of hard work in the garden, you may receive strong pain in one or both hip joints. Such an attack usually lasts up to two days, and, in addition to the pain is accompanied by symptoms such as inflammation and stiffness in the affected joint (last symptom is most pronounced in the morning).

Lumbar sciatica: how to get rid of pain

May 16, 2014

 lumbar sciatica
 Lumbar sciatica - a common disorder that causes pain and often in the legs. Why is he there and what treatments will help with lumbar radiculitis?


Symptoms of lumbar sciatica

The most common symptom of this disorder - back pain radiating to the leg. In most cases, the pain is dull and weak or moderate, but during bouts of sciatica, it can be severe and very severe. Some patients with acute exacerbation of lumbar sciatica completely unable to work because of the pain, and even are forced to seek emergency medical care. Symptoms of the disease also is muscle weakness (usually in the legs), numbness, tingling.

The earliest signs of lumbar sciatica can be a slight tingling sensation in the back pain and weak, sometimes appearing during work and training; usually both of these symptoms disappear after a short rest.


Causes of lumbar sciatica

Lumbar sciatica usually develops as a result of the displacement of the intervertebral discs and pinched spinal nerves. Normally, these wheels provide the flexibility and mobility of the spine, the vertebrae and prevent friction against each other. If the intervertebral discs are displaced, they can start to put pressure on the spinal nerves, causing more or less severe pain. The risk of lumbar sciatica is particularly high in smokers, males, patients middle-aged and elderly, those who suffer from obesity, diabetes, infectious diseases of the spine, as well as people who are engaged in heavy physical labor or professional sports.



First of all, the doctor asks the patient complaining of back pain, as detailed as possible to describe their symptoms - localization of pain and some other factors will often help make the correct diagnosis. After a preliminary examination, the doctor may prescribe the following diagnostic procedures:

  • Blood test. With it, you can not find a pinched spinal nerve roots, but it is possible to identify certain infections that can cause sciatica, and eliminate a number of other disorders;
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This procedure allows to consider in detail the spine and its internal structure. Before you go for an MRI, you need to take off any metal jewelry. If you have metal implants, tell your doctor;
  • Radiography reveals many spinal injuries, although it is less accurate than MRI;
  • Electromyography is used to test the functioning of muscles and nerves that control them;
  • Computed tomography. This procedure can be used contrast agent, facilitating the interpretation of the images.


Treatment of lumbar sciatica

The primary goal of treatment for lumbar sciatica is pain relief and restoration of the former quality of life of the patient.

Drug treatment of sciatica Treatment for sciatica - medical approach  Treatment for sciatica - medical approach
   the lumbar. Most often used for the relief of pain in this violation are used NSAIDs. They are considered to be relatively safe, but they should not take too long, because in some cases, this group of drugs may cause stomach bleeding and problems with the liver. If the patient complains of cramping, he may prescribe muscle relaxants. In case of very severe pain, your doctor may prescribe opioid painkillers, and if the pain is accompanied by severe inflammation may require oral steroids. Injections in the lumbar radiculitis appointed quite rare - as a rule, it is necessary in very severe pain that can not facilitate other means. Steroid preparations are administered into the epidural space, and in most cases the pain goes away after the first injection.

Electromyostimulation, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) - another way of conservative treatment of lumbar sciatica. During this procedure, the patient's skin is applied electrodes through which an electric current is applied weak. It stimulates nerve endings and thus alleviates pain and other symptoms of sciatica Symptoms of sciatica - what could be the manifestation  Symptoms of sciatica - what could be the manifestation

Surgical treatment is usually given only in cases where symptoms persist for 4-6 weeks of conservative treatment. In addition, surgery may be required if acute lumbar sciatica occurred in a patient more than once.

Treatment of lumbar sciatica folk remedies. One of the simplest and most popular folk remedies for lumbar sciatica are hot and cold compresses. Those and other well relieve the pain, but act differently. Which do you compress - decide, based on their own experience: in any case, the harm from them will not. The easiest way to make a compress as follows: soak a towel with hot or cold water, attach it to the back, and the top tie up another towel or handkerchief. Change the compress when it begins to heat up or, conversely, cool. You can also use a heating pad, ice (do not apply it directly to the skin, and wrapped in a towel) package of frozen vegetables.

Probably one of the most enjoyable and easy to use folk remedies for treatment of lumbar sciatica - Essential Oil Essential oils and conception: can help the roses?  Essential oils and conception: can help the roses?
   fir. Take a hot shower or a bath, and then rub a few drops in the lower back with aromatic oils.

Leaves mug - available natural cure for sciatica. Tear off a few leaves of burdock (preferably collect it in places far away from busy roads and large settlements), wash them with warm water and a little dab hands attach to the waist, then tie waist wide scarf or handkerchief.

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   it is recommended to take a warm (not hot!) bath with mustard powder. After the bath, wrap a scarf or waist woolen scarf, and immediately go to bed.

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