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Calcification (Arthritis/Arthrosis)

What Is Calcification?

Calcification, known as arthrosis in medical language, is a disease that causes pain and inflammation in the joint and is frequently encountered in all age groups. Although its incidence increases with advancing age, it is a disease that can be encountered in all age groups, even in children.

Although it is linked to old age, studies have shown that it is more common in women. The joint can be defined as the place where two and/or more bones meet.

For this reason, there are many and different calcification types. The most common are joints such as the hip, knee, hand, shoulder, foot and spine.

For arthrosis, the most common osteoarthritis (calcification of the bone) refers to calcification of the knee, hip, and spine's load-bearing joints. It is usually a chronic disease. The second most common arthrosis is rheumatic arthritis. Rheumatic arthritis is an inflammatory disease of the joint lining.

What Are The Symptoms of Calcification?
Calcification disease is manifested by symptoms such as pain, tenderness and stiffness in the joint, inflammation around the joints and joints, temperature difference on the joint, weakening and muscle loss.

How Is Calcification Diagnosed?

A physical examination is performed by a physical therapist for the diagnosis of calcification. If deemed necessary, a series of examinations are requested. Laboratory tests such as blood and urinalysis, joint fluid removal may be requested. The diagnosis of the disease is made with X-ray, computed tomography, MRI and physical examination. Depending on the course of the disease, the patient is directed with appropriate treatment methods.

What Are The Treatment Methods for Calcification Disease?

Medical treatment can be performed with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), steroids, ointments and gel creams containing capsaicin. These drugs are aimed at reducing inflammation and relieving pain.

Depending on the course of the disease, surgical intervention may be required. In this case, arthrosis treatment is successfully carried out in our hospital with surgical methods such as joint repair, joint prosthesis (removing the damaged joint and placing the prosthesis), joint fusion.

If your doctor deems it necessary, it is supported by the physical therapy process before or after the operation.

In our hospital, physiotherapy is successfully applied for calcification disease. For calcification diseases, exercises accepted and applied by international standards are performed together with the doctor and physiotherapist. The physical therapy process is carried out in combination with subcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, hot-cold application and exercises.

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