When the joints start to disturb

Category: Joints and bones

And as statistics show, complaining about joints getting more people – unfortunately, our lifestyle is not conducive to their hygiene. So what to do to make them long been effective? And especially: what not to do?

Bothersome joint pain affects only seniors? It’s a myth. Today we complain about not half of us, including a lot of people still in his late twenties. Why is that? Often with … seat behind the desk. Then ponds apparently resting, but really destroy and permanently damaged. If, for example, weigh 70 kg and stand erect, the spine operates as if it carried a 100 kg. But when you sit down, the load increases to 175 kg!

But why do they hurt?

aching jointsWhen the back, knees, hips, shoulders and elbows stuck too long in one position or always follow the same, monotonous movement in the joints of the oppressed is the cartilage that lines them. As a result, it becomes rough, rough and rubs at express pace. Sometimes the joints begins to develop inflammation. Then the pain, they are often swollen, hot, stiff. Some crackle and shoot, like worn bearings in the gearbox. – In addition, the wear out faster when habitually smoke. Just a pack of cigarettes a day to permanently anoxic ponds 40 looked like a woman in her seventies. Accelerated wear of cartilage, which is equal to the degenerative changes, funded by yourself or overweight people, even a little. But it is also dangerous intensive Starting body, such as workouts at the gym, running.

Let it, however, will not be an excuse for laziness on the sofa! Because I love the movement of the joints, but moderate – walking, morning exercises, swimming in the pool. And it’s regularly.

Joint damage is something of a domino effect, when aligned cubes in turn flips one after the other after the first loses his balance. Similarly, permanent damage to any item – from your toes through the leg bones, pelvis after cervical vertebrae – initiates distortions in other joints, those in front of him and behind him.

Degeneration or injury such as the knee can cause the foot are other forces and in many ways begins to be overloaded. And it hurts. In turn, any deformation of the alloy in a sense rearranges the bones in the knees, hips and spine.

What then? Respond to each constantly recurrent or persistent for at least a few days the pain, even if it came from the little finger. Quickly diagnosing and fixing the cause of ill pond, you relieve from harm others, even healthy.

You should know that joint pain manifest hundreds of diseases, from depression by hepatitis C, Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Very often a problem with ponds is the first signal that appears before you feel different, more characteristic symptoms of the disease. A lot of posts on this topic can be found on the internet. “Every time, when I drank two glasses of wine or a pint, the next day break off from the pain. For several hours tore my knees, wrists and shoulders” – wrote one Internet user. But she went to the doctor, and this – with mention of alcohol – the beginnings diagnosed autoimmune disease of the joints.

Equally surprising is another entry: blogger E. confides in as few internists and orthopedic surgeons failed to diagnose her problems with joints. Only gynecologist, which went from intimate infection, found guilty – and infections, and problems with joints: chlamydia, which is contracted from a partner. Pain in the joints resulted in another reader to identify with her diabetes. Elevated uric acid levels not only explained the problems with moving hands, but characteristic of diabetes drowsiness.

And what’s next? In typical degenerations matter is simple. After an ultrasound or X-ray aching places neurologist or orthopedist sets “tailor-made” therapy, including medication and rehabilitation, if necessary – even surgery. But with more than 200 diseases called autoimmune, attacking the joints (usually this RA, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus), the physician must turn into a Sherlock Holmes or better: Dr. House.

Autoimmune ailments develop when the immune system “to the swinging”: immune cells begin to attack and destroy, not only germs, but the body’s own tissues. In the joints. Because in each of these diseases appear in the blood separate and specific antibodies for the diagnosis of a number of tests are necessary. For example, the RA, in addition to OB and protein CRPmedonet (are elevated when we have inflammation), measured levels of rheumatoid factor RF (that IgG autoantibody) and RA-specific anti-CCP marker; suspected while looking for the so-called lupus (ANA antinuclear antibodies). Only then we are clear what disease ails us. And how to treat it, to soothe joints.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that, if there is pain, better relieve him immediately before his direct a spiral. Of course, it’s not about to swallow handfuls of pills, but to save them temporarily. As balm for aching joints act anti-inflammatory drugs containing acetylsalicylic acid (commonly aspirin), ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen, or meloxicam. They reduce swelling, stiffness, redness, and ultimately relieve pain. These measures (most can be purchased without a prescription, even in the supermarket or gas station) is better not to take more than five days. And if you happened to us such as ankle sprain, should take something immediately after injury to the damaged joint is not augmented bleeding (here works well, eg paracetamol).

And whether domestic use, “Grandma” method? Doctors agree that it is better to treat with distance ideas occupancy with ice or soak in a hot bath. While the constantly hot, swollen knees, wrists or back – wherever flashes inflammation – sometimes soothing warmth, so much twist or sprain requires rapid cooling, and only after a few days of warm-up. When the pain of arthritis rule turns out to be no rules, and the selection process for ameliorating or even cryotherapy (freezing), or exposure lamp depends on its cause.

What joints don’t like

Let us remember that our health depends largely on what we eat. What, then, is to joints? The common opinion has it that in order to keep them in good shape, you should drink a lot of milk, because strengthens bones, and so indirectly and joints. Meanwhile, milk recently founds themselves on the carpet. After a few days of eating something that contained it, the immune system is stimulated and blood IgG antibodies appear. It promotes health troubles, but milk drinks are not associated – and they include inflammation and pain in the joints just – convinces the opponent milk diet drug.

Furthermore, both alternative medicine and academic reborn as greasy red meat, dairy products (cream, cheeses, mold, melted), because they stimulate the production of prostaglandins, hormones worsening inflammation. Well take a closer look at a dish of flour, bread, potatoes, rice, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, corn. Put it before them, however, do a test: 10 days to eliminate the menu selected product and watch the reaction of the joints. If the pain is reduced or resolved, you will know what to avoid.

In turn, the daily food of marine fish, particularly oily (herring, salmon, sardines, mackerel) and use olive or canola oil provides omega-3 fatty acids, which are natural anti-inflammatory substances and analgesics. Similarly, the act spices: curry, cardamom and ginger, so add them to dishes. A well provided in the diet of fruits and vegetables rich in beta-carotene, as well as garlic and onion. To retain the flexibility of the joints, love the products rich in vitamin C. A lot of her in oranges, grapefruit, kiwi, black currants, and our good old cabbage sauerkraut. It is worth remembering, composing menus.