Osteochondrosis and knee - a painful condition

December 17, 2013

 osteochondrosis of the knee joint
 Osteochondrosis, and the knee joint can be connected: osteochondrosis of the lumbar spine may develop knee pain Living with pain in the knees: a walk to facilitate  Living with pain in the knees: a walk to facilitate
   as a result of infringement of spinal nerve roots, and can develop and degenerative-dystrophic processes related to the violation of the innervation and blood circulation in the periarticular tissues of the knee. In people the disease is referred to as "low back pain knee."


Osteochondrosis and knee - what is the link?

Many clinicians have noticed that in osteochondrosis of the lumbar spine patients are often concerned about pain in the knee joints. Studies in recent years, studies have revealed degenerative changes in the nature of the periarticular tissues of the knee joints in lumbar osteochondrosis. This disease is called knee periarthrosis (osteochondrosis of the knee - a misnomer).

What causes knee periarthrosis? Neyrovertebrologi believe that the knee periarthrosis connected with infringement of spinal nerve roots in the lumbar spine. This failure of nerve fibers extend to the femoral nerve and its branches - saphenous nerve feet podnadkolennikovaya branch which supplies the knee joint.

Violations of the innervation of the joint leads to a gradual development in the surrounding tissues neurodystrophic violations, including violations of the muscles and ligaments that support the joint. Often, this also affects the femoral and tibial epicondyles (projections on the heads of the bones).

For the occurrence of degenerative changes in periarticular tissues of some small violations of innervation is also required defect themselves surrounding the knee joint tissue. Such defects can be under constant tension tendon arranged in the joint in people with X-shaped feet, as well as with the lumbar hyperlordosis (too much forward bending of the lumbar spine), or, alternatively, with rounded lordosis. In such cases, a negative impact on the periarticular tissues in the knee have a long walking and standing.

Such violations often occur in young and middle aged. Older people have knee periarthritis much rarer, they often develop osteoarthritis of the knee - degenerative dystrophic disturbances in the joints themselves are not associated with osteochondrosis.


Symptoms of knee periarthrosis

The disease develops gradually. Initially there moderate pain in the thighs and the inner surface of the knee joint. Aching pain occur during prolonged standing, walking at knee flexion, during passive flexion and extension of the joint, as well as at the time of external rotation (rotation of the knee outwards). As a rule, the pain in the knee joints were weaker than in the lumbar region, but worried sick after relief of pain in the lower back.

The pain intensified when descending the stairs, it is due to the strengthening of the vertical load on the lower leg straightened at the knee. In descending on the step below the straightened leg quadriceps is at eccentric isometric contractions (without closer attachment points). It is a muscle strain, which already have degenerative-dystrophic changes, causes pain in the knee joint.

For knee periarthrosis also characterized by pain on palpation of the inner surface of the knee, and sometimes outer, as well as deep tissue of the popliteal fossa.

Almost always, when a knee periarthrosis disturbed postural control system is aimed at preserving the balance by any means. That is, the patient is difficult to maintain balance while walking and standing.


Diagnosis and treatment

Periarthrosis knee Diagnosis is to identify osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine (spine radiography in several projections, MRI) and simultaneous detection of degenerative changes in periarticular tissues in the knee joint by ultrasonic method. Thus the X-ray of the knee pathology is not detected. Be sure to check the safety of the system and postural control, that is, to maintain balance while walking and standing.

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 , Is to eliminate the infringement of spinal nerves and the creation of the muscular system, warning of infringement, which is achieved mainly graduated exercise.

Galina Romanenko

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Teraflex - description of the drug, which will help the joints

December 23, 2012

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 Medications used to treat joint diseases are now among the most sought-after. Teraflex refers specifically to such medicines - it helps to restore cartilage and has a mild anti-inflammatory effect.

 Teraflex - description of the drug, which will help the joints

Degenerative-dystrophic diseases of joints and spine

Degenerative-dystrophic diseases of the joints (osteoarthritis) and spine (osteochondrosis) develop after injury, infectious and inflammatory diseases, high physical activity, as well as on the background of metabolic disorders in the tissues of the joints in old age. Contribute to the development of these diseases are overweight and a sedentary lifestyle.

In this disease, the blood supply to the cartilage breaks down, leading to metabolic disorders, cartilage and adjacent bone are gradually beginning to crumble. This process is accompanied by pain, joint deformity and impaired their function. If a similar process takes place in the spine, the intervertebral discs are destroyed - elastic lining Feminine pads - talk about wings  Feminine pads - talk about wings
   between the vertebrae, which perform the function of amortization. This leads to a herniated disc, which is accompanied by pain in the spine.

Thus patients often prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which reduce inflammation and pain at the same time accelerate the destruction of cartilage. Simultaneous with the appointment Teraflex can reduce the negative effects of NSAIDs and contribute to the gradual restoration of joint function.

 Teraflex - description of the drug, which will help the joints

How does terafleks when degenerative diseases of joints and spine

Teraflex is chondroprotector - a substance that protects and restores joints. Active substances therein are glucosamine and chondroitin. Each capsule contains 500 mg terafleks glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate 400 mg.

These two substances are synchronously restoring cartilage and preventing its destruction because both are involved in the synthesis of connective tissue, which consists of cartilage. Glucosamine strengthens the foundations of the synthesis of cartilage and protects it from any chemical attack, including from the toxic effects of free radicals. Furthermore, it protects the cartilage from degradation by other drugs. This is especially significant in severe forms of osteoarthritis and low back pain, which are accompanied by severe pain. To remove these pains are appointed by glucocorticoid hormones - they quickly relieve pain, but destroy cartilage. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can also adversely affect the cartilage, glucosamine smoothes the action.

Chondroitin is also actively influences the metabolism Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting  Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
   in cartilage, perfectly complementing the action of glucosamine. It contributes to the formation of additional amounts of hyaluronic acid and collagen, which consists of connective tissue. Hyaluronic acid attracts water, which gives cartilage elasticity. It also protects the hyaluronic acid from degradation by the enzyme hyaluronidase, inhibiting its activity. Thanks chondroitin synovial (intra) the liquid has a normal viscosity, which contributes to the normal function of the joint. Chondroitin has a mild anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, which allows the use of lower doses of NSAIDs Teraflex.

 Teraflex - description of the drug, which will help the joints

Who should not take terafleks and side effects of the drug

Teraflex can not be taken for severe kidney disease underdeveloped, and are hypersensitive to this drug. Some of patients were not conducted clinical trials of the drug, so there is no experience in its use to treat them. For this group of patients include pregnant women, breast-feeding the child and children under 15 years. Caution must be exercised when taking Teraflex patients with diabetes, bleeding disorders and asthma.

Side effects in Teraflex minor patients this drug is usually well tolerated. Thus, from the gastrointestinal tract may appear pain in the upper abdomen, abdominal distension (bloating), constipation or diarrhea, as well as their combination. In this case the dose is reduced by half, and if that fails, terafleks Teraflex - regulates the metabolism of the cartilage  Teraflex - regulates the metabolism of the cartilage

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Sometimes, while taking Teraflex may have bouts of palpitations, swelling and pain in the legs. There could be an allergic reaction, but they are rare, terafleks in this case can not be taken.

Teraflex - a drug that protects the cartilage of joints from destruction.

Galina Romanenko

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