Rheumatic Pain Treatment
Rheumatic diseases affect your joints and muscles. Some, like osteoarthritis, are a result of wear and tear. Others are, for example, rheumatoid arthritis, immune system problems. Your treatment plan will most likely be drugs, physical therapy and a healthy diet, stress management and rest. In this case, a specialist rheumatologist will assist you in finding the best treatment plan for your condition.
Rheumatism; Elbows, joints, and soft tissues. The rheumatic diseases that occur in soft tissues are usually caused by inflammation. Causes severe pain in the waist and knee areas.
What are the symptoms of rheumatic diseases?
Rheumatism is characterized by the following seven symptoms:
1) pain or discomfort generally felt near one or more joints (including the spine)
2) pain associated with movement in the affected area
3) Pain felt when touching the affected area
4) Curing of the affected parts, especially when immobilized
5) Symptomatic improvement after mild exercise, but worsening after severe exercise
6) Symptomatic deterioration in response to climatic factors, especially falling barometric pressure and rising humidity
7) Improvement by hot application to the affected region / region
Although not all of the seven symptoms are present in all rheumatic pain syndromes, at least the first four symptoms are present in the majority
Which regions affect rheumatism?
Rheumatism can be seen with many diseases. These diseases are:
Osteoarthritis (OA): Osteoarthritis damages cartilage, the soft material at the tip of the bones. When worn, joints are damaged and are difficult to move. It usually affects knees, hips, lumbar support, neck, fingers and feet. Symptoms are pain, swelling, temperature, stiffness. Muscle weakness can make joints unbalanced. Depending on which parts of the body it affects, the OA can make it difficult to walk, to hold objects, to dress, or even sit.
Rheumatoid arthritis: Lupus (also called SLE or systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disease. It can affect many organs in your body like:
Bruising on the toes when exposed to cold
Problems with other organs such as the kidneys
Anemia, low white blood cells or blood diseases such as platelets
Chest pain, heart or lung inflammation
Seizures or bumps
Ankylosing Spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis usually begins with low back pain. It mostly involves joints of the spine that are attached to the pelvis, known as sacroiliac joints. Ankylosing spondylitis is more common in young people under 30 years of age. The symptoms are:
Gradual pain in back and hip
Increased back pain can go up to the backbone
Pain felt in the shoulder and neck
Pain and stiffness on the back, especially at rest
Pain and stiffness are better after activity
Pain in the upper and lower parts of the back
If the condition worsens, the spine gets harder and it is difficult to carry out daily activities.
Sjogren's syndrome causes a part of the body to dry out, such as eyes or mouth. It occurs when the immune system attacks some parts of the body. Women are more common than men. The specifications are:
Eye irritation and burning
Tooth decay and gum disease
Joint pain and stiffness (rarely)
Internal organ diseases (rarely)
Other conditions causing rheumatism are: Bursitis, tendinitis, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome and gut.
How are rheumatic diseases treated?
Pain medications are used to relieve pain in the treatment of rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic medicines in the form of gels or pills are used prescription. Anti-inflammatory pain relievers can also be used in the treatment of rheumatism. If simple painkillers do not work, the pain can be reduced by using narcotic painkillers to numb the area. Narcotics painkillers must be taken under the supervision of a doctor. Because some of the side effects such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness are found. Non-steroidal drugs are used to treat inflammation. One of the most effective treatment methods used in body inflammation is cortisone treatment. Cortisone treatment is used for inflammation that occurs on soft tissue.
How to treat rheumatic diseases with physical therapy?
In the treatment of rheumatic diseases, physical therapy methods offer a very effective treatment. Among the techniques used in therapy are warm practice, intelligent exercise devices, and exercise exercises suitable for the person's illness and special massages. Rheumatoid diseases are also included among the diseases in which physical therapy and rehabilitation have the highest success rate of treatment.