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Hip joint arthrosis

If you have hip joint arthrosis, we recommend using the BioTorus LT 100.  This device will help with pain and inflammation commonly experience because of its anti-inflammatory effects, expansion of the blood vessels and improvment of blood flow.

Osteoarthrosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of joints affecting the cartilage as well as the bone. The cartilage gets thinner, loses its smooth surface, becomes stiffer, starts to have an irregular shape and sometimes cysts are created. Thorn-like spurs start to occur on the surface of the bone and the joint becomes inflamed, the fluid that normally lubricates the joint contains particles of bone and other chemical crystals.
 
Affected areas
 
Pain usually occurs in ligament attachments around the affected joints. Knees, as well as the hip joints, small joints between the vertebrae (especially cervical and lumbar spine), joints of the arms and legs often suffer. Even though the X-ray shows arthrosic changes, it doesn´t show the degree or the area of the pain.
 
Typical symptoms

Pain getting worse with certain movement. It can be dull and constant, or stabbing and not always felt in the affected joint. E.g. osteoarthrosis of the hip joint can cause pain in the sitting area, groin, thigh or knee, serious cases occur at rest and at night.
Restricted mobility, stiffness and instability of the affected joint. Stiffness by movement is typical, however, it can be also caused by immobility.
Deformity – osteoarthrosis of the spine is caused e.g. by abnormal posture.

Occurrence
 

Osteoarthrosis affects people of all races and occurs all over the world. The number of the people affected by this condition increases rapidly with age and osteoarthrosis of the knee or the hip joint is the most common cause of the skeletal-muscular disability by older people. The X-ray shows visible changes occurring by 85% of people over 85.
Men as well as women are exposed to the same risk of the hip joint osteoarthrosis development, in most cases the cause is unknown, it can have a connection with innate or childhood diseases of the hip joint (e.g. innate dislocation of the hip bone) or slipped epiphysis (damage of the long bone).
Women have double the chance of winding up with osteoarthrosis of knees and arms than men do.
Men are more predisposed to osteoarthrosis in less conspicuous joints, e.g. in elbows.

Prognosis
 

Osteoarthrosis typically has a chronic worsening as time goes on, but increasing pain and lessening of pain tolerated movement don´t have to occur. When it´s diagnosed early, therapy and lifestyle change help to slow the deterioration of the disease. Regular, not very intense movement, usually recommended by a physiotherapist, helps to keep the mobility of joints and alleviates pain. The disease only affects one or two joints in many people, but sometimes it can grow to a large extent.
 
Therapy

 
The objective of the therapy is to ease the pain and to keep or improve the mobility.
The following does good to people with osteoarthrosis:

  • Keeping one´s weight down, exercising as much as possible, avoiding demanding activities.
  • Lack of movement deteriorates the health condition.
  • Using aids such as a wheelchair or walker, bath and shower disability handles, help increase self reliance in living an independent life.
  • Physiotherapy and hydrotherapy including local application of heat; splints may have to be used to avoid abnormal movements.
  • Using insoles to cushion hard bumps.
  • Supplementary treatment, e.g. acupuncture.


Medication
 
If the joint is too inflamed, higher dosage of medication from the NSA-group of medications can be prescribed. Please note that these drugs have side effects on the digestive system and kidneys, therefore they are not suitable for:

  • older people
  • people with stomach ulcers
  • asthmatics
  • people with heart disease
  • surgical treatment

 
If no relief is achieved with the help of drugs and change of the lifestyle, surgical treatment is often the next step with an objective to:

  • remove bone fragments and rests from the joint line
  • align the ends of the bones again (osteotomy) and to soften the load of the joint
  • fuse the ends of the bones in the joint line (arthrodesis); for sometimes a stiff painless joint is more acceptable than a painful and instable one
  • to replace joints (replacement arthroplasty) – such operations of knees and the hip bone are very successful these days and the replacement joints will keep for 10-15 years, but repeated operations are not so successful (artificial joints come loose or become inflamed).

With this disease we recommend:

BioTorus LT-100


BioTorus LT-100

This is a device for body stimulation by means of low frequency pulsed electro magnetic field (PEMF). PEMF's advantage lies in how this therapy effects pain, reduces muscle tension, improves blood circulation, has anti-inflammatory effects, improves cell function, improves absorption of nutrients, stimulates the immune system, improves sleep, improves cell and tissue metabolism, and helps in tissue regeneration.

Benefits of device use

BioTorus LT-100

  • Unique construction – the device weighs less than 2 pounds
  • BioTorus LT-100 is designed so it can be used by two people or in two different areas on the body at the same time
  • Add a second applicator (the part of the device that looks like a hoop) and share with another person or have a different operation program for each applicator
  • The device is one of the two devices that own the patented NTS-technology
  • Continuous regulation of the magnetic field intensity (power) for individuals or children who may need a lower frequency
  • Variable therapy length can be set from 20 to 60 minutes according to your needs
  • The healing impact of the magnetic field extends out up to 18 inches from the center of the device (healing effects cover larger area of the body than other similar devices do)