Joint arthroses - Description and treatment

Do you feel pain in your joints? Can you feel pain mostly while moving, and are your joints stiff after a long period of inactivity? It may be arthrosis that is the cause of these issues.

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Joint arthrosis description of diagnosis and treatment
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Characteristics of Joint Arthrosis and its causes

Joint arthrosis is generally considered to be isolated symptoms of arthrosis in the upper or lower limbs.

Arthrosis is a degenerative disease, which leads to limited mobility of joints and their damage. It most commonly develops in older age and is caused by excessive strain on joints.

Arthrosis causes thinning of cartilage and growth of bone tissue in the joint area. Osteophytes cause pain, which worsens as the disease progresses.

Development of arthrosis can be accelerated by:

  • joint injuries,
  • damage to joint cartilage,
  • fractures,
  • rheumatic and metabolic diseases,
  • obesity and excess weight on joints.

Arthrosis can be found on both large and small joints. E.g., arthrosis of fingers or arthrosis of toes.

Severe limitations of mobility are a danger mainly with arthrosis of large joints like:

  • arthrosis of the knee joint – gonarthrosis,
    • arthrosis of the hip joint – coxarthrosis,
    • arthrosis of the shoulder joint – omarthrosis.

In these cases, mobility is limited and in later stages of the diseases, surgical intervention is required.

Joint Arthrosis treatment – rid yourself of the pain

The goal of treatment for joint arthrosis is to soothe pain and slow down development if the disease.

Non-steroid anti-rheumatics (cyklooxygenase inhibitors, non-specific anti-inflammatory drugs – Ibuprofen, Diclofenac and others) are usually administered in order to soothe pain and mitigate inflammation. These drugs have fewer side-effects than corticosteroids, while supressing pain, fevers and inflammation.

Both groups require a physician’s oversight as they cause side-effects.

  • Coxarthrosis – arthrosis of the hip joint.
  • Gonarthrosis – arthrosis of the knee.
  • Non-steroid antirheumatics – non-steroid drug that has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effect.
  • Omarthrosis – arthrosis of the shoulder.
  • Osteophyte – a bony protrusion on bone surface.

Active rehabilitation and physical therapy of the affected joints takes place. Spa treatment is also recommended as it promotes mobility of affected joints, decelerates progression and supresses some symptoms of the disease – mainly pain and swelling.

A wide range of methods is used –massages, baths, local application of cold – cryotherapy, electric current therapy, magnetic field therapy and polarised light therapy.

Surgical intervention, in the form of replacing parts of the joint or the whole joint, is recommended in later stages of the disease.

The ideal prevention of arthrosis is to maintain optimal weight, good physical shape and exercising mobility of joints and muscles.

Within the rehabilitation treatment, low-frequency pulsed magnetic therapy has its place in treating some symptoms of arthrosis of the joints, as it utilises the analgesic, anti-swelling and healing effects with the support of anti-inflammatory effect. It improves mobility of affected joints and brings general relief.

Home applications are a huge convenience which allows the patient to continue intensive rehabilitation at home, out of hospital facilities.

Patented 3D Biomag pulsed therapy. How does it work?

The basic principle of 3D Biomag magnetic therapy is generating electromagnetic pulses. The generated pulses can penetrate through layers of clothing and even body tissues to the place of application. These pulses have specially developed biotropic parameters (e.g. frequency, profile, intensity), thanks to which the pulsed magnetotherapy affects various health conditions.

The term pulse magnetic therapy is most commonly used for physiotherapy using the principle of electromagnetic pulses. The abbreviation PEMF is used in order to be concise.

Patented 3D Biomag technology ensures more precise and uninterrupted pulse profiles, enhances output, and allows pulses to come from various angles.

Pulsed magnetic therapy is not meant to treat arthrosis of the joints itself. Such treatment can only be recommended by a physician. Magnetic therapy application is used on symptoms of arthrosis of the joints such as pain, swelling and inflammation.

Important information

Carefully read the user guide provided by the producer and consult a physician about your health before using any medical device.

Biomag® Lumina 3D-e is an active therapeutic device – a medical device for individual use or in combination with other medical treatment and devices as a supplemental therapy within a comprehensive treatment plan.

The goal of Biomag® low frequency pulsed magnetic field therapy is to utilise its biological effects on tissue in a way that helps mitigate some symptoms. These symptoms are primarily pain, swelling, spasms, and changes in microcirculation. It also promotes healing and mitigates those symptoms that can be influenced by these effects.

Physiological changes in tissue after application of Biomag® magnetic therapy occur due to pain mitigation and vasodilation of capillaries and precapillaries, which leads to the following treatment effects:

  • pain-relieving – analgesic, reduces pain
  • healing – promoting regeneration, anti-inflammatory
    and anti-rheumatic effects
  • anti-swelling – reduces swelling (oedema)
    myorelaxing – relaxes muscles
  • vasodilating – improves microcirculation in particular
  • metabolic-detoxifying – accelerates the elimination
    of toxins and metabolites

Intended for use on intact skin through a protective layer, e.g., disposable or other sanitary pads.

When using the Biomag® Lumina 3D-e device it is necessary to follow the Principles of safety operation together with Contraindications/Indications and use it in compliance with the specified environmental requirements. Basic safety information is shown on the device display as well.

Devices and applicators of Biomag pulsed magnetic therapy are not to be used with any of the following contraindications. Not respecting these contraindications can lead to damaged health of the patient and the device operator!

If unsure whether you understand the following list of contraindications and guidelines of safe operation of the device, use these contacts. You may prevent possible issues.

  • Pregnancy
  • Pacemaker
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Menstrual bleeding
  • Tumours
  • Severe sepsis
  • Fevers
  • Active Tuberculosis
  • Mycosis in the application area
  • Seizure disorders
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Adrenal gland hyperfunction
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Disorders of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland
  • Psychoses
  • Pain of unknown origin
  • Undetermined diagnosis
  • Contradiction to treatment recommended by a physician

If you own the AL16-LUM polarised light applicator, further contraindications are:

  • Shining directly in one’s eyes (applicable in case of applying polarised light)
  • With metabolic disorders, where skin becomes photosensitive and while using photostimulating substances (applicable in case of applying polarised light)

Side effects:
While applying treatment, special caution should be paid to patients with hypertension and        hypotension (or with predisposition to it).
Individual effects and using magnetic therapy need to be judged upon particular conditions and reactions of individual patients.

In case of unexpected reaction, immediately cease application! Proceeding with application is recommended only after seeing your attending physician based on the recommended course of action.

This list of contraindications is only general. Always heed list of contraindications in the updated version of the original guide. This guide was provided to you by the        producer along with your device.