( Ostreoarthritis ) This is an illness caused by a corrosion of cartilages that covers the joint surface. The cartilages are placed on the surface of bone’s adjacent points. These are bright and slippery. There is no blood circulation. If the cartilage is ruined and fedormed, the joint slipperiness disappears. So pain and limitation movement emerges. In medicine, this illness is called as arthrosis and is known the calcification colloquially.
In the advanced age, carrilage structure on the knee joint is deformed and the knee joint appears.
The Reasons Behind The Calcification
The knee calcification usually emerges slowly. Aches while walking for a long time, remain standing or coming up a ladder may show itself up while relaxing as the illness advances. Along with the pain, there may be other symptoms such as turgescency and hardness, deformity on the knee, clicking sounds and feeling of trip.
As the person gets older, the cartilage structure is deformed so this illness emerges mostly in over 50 years people. Women encounter this illness more. Overweight oeple are always at risk. The women who are in the period of menopause or who have problem with varix.
Knee Calcification Treatment
If the calcification is at a slight level , methods such as nonsurgical calcification treatment can be used. Exercises to empower the knee muscles, physical therapy support, approaches to lose weight, relaxation are the prominent examples for the nonsurgical treatment method. In this case, all of the cartilage tissiues disappear and total knee prosthesis surgery is applied.
The most two important reasons of the hip calcification are the age and weight. As the age advances, the joint cartilage carrying all of the burdens of the body gets thinner and corrodes, depending on the friction. If the body weight is excessive, the friction and corrosion speed increase. Morover, previous hip fractures, intake of alcohol and cortisone for a long period, incompleted hip luxation treatments in babyhood and chilhood times , previous rheumatismal illnesses may cause the cartilage tissue injury and the calcification in early stage.
Hip Calcification Symptoms
The first symptom is the ache. The ache arises while standing up for long time, long joggins and coming up a ladder. The illness progresses in time and start to give sign of itself in shorther joggings. Relaxation time prolongs. In this period, the patients generally are in search of relieving the pain by painkillers.
Hip Calcification Treatment
Method of the treatment should be chosen depending on the intensity of the illness, age of the patient and general contitions. In the early and middle stage, making the patients ( there is not a significant change on the radiological films of these patients ) lose weight, painkillers and physical treatments are the benefical ways fort he treatment. However, if the radiological joint structure is completely ruined and there is not another way to help these patients, then the total hip prosthesis surgery comes to table.
The calcification is a case that w emay encounter in every stage of our lives, however, it is mostly observed in advanced stages. This is one of the most prominent reason of the disability. Early diagnosis is quite important for there is not a method treateding the calcification fully. If it is detected befor too long, we can take a few precautions against the illness. These precautions can provide a painless and comfortable life for the patient.
IThe treatment vary upon the intensity and type of the calcification.
Nonsurgical Ankle Treatment
- Drug theraphy ( For turgescency and ache )
- Usage of shoe ( orthopedic and soft shoe )
- Relaxation the ankle with orthesis
- Using a baston to decrease the burden
- Physical theraphy and execise
- Keeping the weight under control and supplementary nutritions
- Drugs for the joints.
If the patient does not respond to nonsurgical treatments or if the calcification is advanced then surgery option comes to table. Method of the treatment changes depending on the place of the calcification and the intensity. The surgery generally gives respond. The pains disappear and the patient gets back to his normal life. There are a couple of surgical option.