The development of arthrosis of the shoulder joint cause dystrophic changes cartilage and the adjacent bone tissue. The disease often becomes chronic with increasing symptoms over time occurs, deformation and stable disorder of the functioning of the hands.
Due to microscopic injury and inflammation of the cartilage becomes thinner, cracks, cracks gradually filled with salt deposits. All this destroys the tissue. This process, the beginning of which people may not notice, can be held long enough. The changes, which resulted in the structure of the bone becomes denser and undergoes deformation, causing pain in the shoulder. The emergence of pain syndrome is a signal for treatment to the doctor.
Treatment of osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint is a long and difficult process. Only in strict observance of all doctor's appointments, you can achieve a good result.
Shoulder joint arthrosis progresses slowly, symptoms are not immediately noticeable, but to be its cause:
Also increase the likelihood that you may develop osteoarthritis, the following circumstances:
As mentioned above, this disease develops slowly and often people do not notice anything, especially at the beginning.
To indicate that the person arthrosis, can such characteristics as:
If you have pain in your shoulder, especially if you have bruised or sprained to make an appointment with the doctor. The earlier you start treatment, the greater the effect it will give. You must know that not all people have this disease with pronounced symptoms.
How is osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint? It is possible to allocate 3 stages of the process.
Characterized by a slight change in the tissue. The pain syndrome occurs when lifting heavy objects or when the person commits the same shoulder motion. Tissue loses its elasticity, and as a result, she now can only withstand a small load.
If the person slept or hand has long been in a state of rest, the patient can not move her immediately: he needs her "to develop", beginning with slow movements. X-ray study also shows large deviations in the tissues of the joint. When the voltage is marked inflammation of the shoulder joint. Often people do not see anything wrong with a little discomfort that occurs in the shoulder, attributing it to stretching or heavy loads. This neglect can lead to disastrous results.
At this stage, the symptoms of post-traumatic arthrosis is more pronounced. In joint tissues there is a significant deviation, the more the cartilage thins, resulting in the crunch when the person moves his hand. Is inflammation of the synovial membrane.
At the II degree already suffer menisci and intraarticular ligaments. This leads to a reduction of muscle function, and in the future they can expect complete atrophy. To avoid this, you need to consult a doctor.
Is not difficult to see deviations in the tissues of the shoulder. The joint has a greater degree of deformation, and the person is virtually unable to move. If we fail to stop this destructive progress, the patient faces complete immobility of the hand.
Grade III poorly to treatment: surgical intervention is necessary. This is why patient is important not to waste time and not to bring the disease to this stage. Statistics 3 stage diagnose quite rare. To destroy the cartilage so badly can only be a very large load on it.
The diagnosis after radiological examination of the joint. As auxiliary methods can be assigned to a CT (computed tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). In addition, you may be assigned a common blood test. Acceleration of ESR in the blood test indicative of inflammatory activity.
To treat arthritis start assuming, what the extent of the disease diagnose doctor. If this initial stage, a good effect can give and physiotherapeutic treatment methods. If time has been lost and the disease is in the last stage, the doctor will suggest surgical transplant of the shoulder joint.
For pain relief is usually prescribed drug pain relievers of the following categories:
Physical therapy makes medication more effective. Usually prescribed treatments such as cold therapy, massage, acupuncture, therapeutic mud baths, lotions, laser therapy, magnetotherapy. Late diagnosis of the disease the doctor suggests surgery to replace the joint prosthesis.
In the treatment of this disease one of the prerequisites is to carry out a complex of therapeutic exercises that can be done at home. First for 5 minutes daily. Then, adding a little time, bring the duration of gymnastics to 20 minutes a day.
Here are the most effective, but at the same time simple exercises to practice:
Along with medication and physical therapy very often, if there are no contraindications, is assigned a complex of physiotherapeutic procedures. They can be used to increase the effectiveness of drugs, even assigning a lower dosage, and thereby reduce side-effects of drugs. Physical therapy is prescribed at the first signs of osteoarthritis.
Mainly to treat osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint, used physical treatments such as:
All these procedures are beneficial for human body: there is a faster recovery of the tissues can be normalized vascular tone, normalizes blood circulation and lymphatic system. As a consequence, improves metabolism, the joint gets more of the right nutrients, which increases its durability.
Conduct massage sessions on the shoulder joint, as the left and right will be more effective immediately after it has been made exercises physiotherapy. The implementation of these procedures together helps to improve blood flow in the shoulder joint and rebuild cartilage tissue.
Massage is only possible in the absence of acute pain and reduction of inflammation.
During the session, the massage is done not only on the damaged shoulder, but the collar area and the area of the forearm.
In the diet should adhere to the following rules:
Fasting is contraindicated for osteoarthritis. The diet should include foods with a high content of nutrients. Products that do not bring the body to no avail, and sometimes even harmful, it is desirable to reduce or eliminate altogether.
At home you can prepare the following compresses and decoctionsthat help in the treatment of this disease:
Folk remedies used as an additional method in the fight against osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint. The disease cannot be cured only with their help.
There are contraindications, should consult with a specialist.