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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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: