How to treat arthrosis?
Arthrosis is one of the most common diseases of the joints, which is often called age. Indeed, rarely does arthrosis occur at the age of less than 50 years, and most often starts from 55-60 years. We will talk about how to treat arthrosis in our article, but first a few words about the disease itself, since without a clear understanding of what arthrosis is, it can be difficult to cope with this disease.
What is arthrosis and its causes
Osteoarthritis is, first of all, the deformation of articular cartilage. The cartilage gradually becomes thinner and loses its integrity, and sometimes it can even begin the separation of cartilage into fiber. As the disease progresses, the bone becomes bare, and small cracks begin to appear in the bone tissue, and inflammatory reactions in the joint increase. The main cause of arthrosis in most cases is the aging of the body. Of the less common causes, we note various injuries of the joints, as well as “professional” arthrosis associated with a particular type of activity. So, arthrosis of the knee joint often occurs in football players, and the ankle often begins to hurt the ballerinas.If you do not take measures, then progressive arthrosis can lead to a complete loss of the motor function of the joint, which, of course, entails an anelosis - that is, complete immobilization of the limb.
How to treat arthrosis of the joints
There are different methods of treatment, but before applying them, we still recommend that you consult a specialist. The fact is that not always proven methods can be effective in certain cases. And in order to exclude treatment for nothing or even harm to the body, the best solution would be to consult a doctor who will tell you exactly how effective one or another method of treatment of arthrosis can be in your case. Now we will pass to the description of methods: and, and medical, and national.
How to treat arthrosis
Let's start with the methods of traditional medicine. Arthrosis is usually treated with complex procedures. This means that at the same time they apply both physiotherapy and reflexotherapy, and give the patient a special gymnastics - a cycle of exercises that is mandatory for everyday exercise. This is explained by the fact that in the treatment of arthrosis a comprehensive approach is needed, since several tasks need to be solved at once: to restore the motorjoint function, to reduce pain and inflammation, to nourish articular tissues and normal blood circulation, as well as to establish metabolic processes in the body as a whole. In not too advanced cases, hirudotherapy or, in plain language, leech therapy is excellent. If arthrosis is seen on time, 8-10 sessions of hirudotherapy can almost completely relieve pain and inflammation. The fact is that the leech’s saliva contains more than a hundred different enzymes that are beneficial for the body, which, when bitten, penetrate the bloodstream and supply the same joints with the necessary substances, and also substantially cleanse and improve the blood itself.
Osteoarthritis - treatment of folk remedies
From folk remedies, we note the following recipes:
- Fir oil. Very useful tool. To start, warm the joint or joints with a warm compress with sea salt, then rub the fir oil into the joint carefully and then put the compress paper on the treated place and wrap the joint with a warm wool fabric. Experts recommend this procedure 1-2 times a day, but not more often - for the normal digestibility of the oil.
- Another excellent remedy for arthrosis of the joints is the herbal collection. Take equal parts of licorice root, celandine herbs, dried herbs, calendula flowers, yarrow herbs, hop cones and mint leaves, grind it all in a meat grinder or coffee grinder and mix thoroughly. Now put in a thermos 2 tablespoons of the collection and pour 1 liter of hot boiling water. Insisting collection preferably in a dark place, so the best option would be to leave it overnight. Take half a cup of the infusion 30 minutes before each meal. The course of treatment is 90-120 days, that is, 3-4 months. If the taste is not very pleasant, it is allowed to add jam or honey to the infusion.
- River, sea or even ordinary sand (only coarse) can also have a beneficial effect on your joints. The fact is that sand contains a large amount of various mineral compounds and metals, which alleviate the symptoms of arthrosis. And they use it like this: they heat the sand in the oven and then pour it into small oblong bags. After that, attach the sandbags to the sore joint and warm up until the sand cools down.
- Helps with arthrosis and infusion of mullein flowers.Take them about 50 grams and pour 100 ml of alcohol or 200 ml of vodka, then infuse the mixture for at least 10 days in a dark place. After this, the infusion of the mullein is filtered and its diseased joints are rubbed 2 times a day.
- And another great recipe is nettle and juniper ointment. To do this, take the leaves of stinging nettle (only fresh), juniper berries (green) and sheep oil - all in equal parts by weight. Expand juniper and nettle and mix well with sheep oil. It is necessary to store such ointment in the refrigerator - in a glass container, preferably dark. The ointment is rubbed into the sore joints immediately after waking up and immediately before bedtime. The above recipes have helped many people in their fight against arthrosis.