Calcification (Arthritis / Arthrosis)
What is Calcification?
Calcification, known as arthrosis in the medical language, is a disease that causes pain and inflammation in the joints 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 associated with old age, researches show that it is more common in women. A joint can be defined as the junction of 2 and/or more bones. For this reason, there are many different types of calcification. The most common are joints such as hips, knees, hands, shoulders, feet and spine. For arthrosis, the most common osteoarthritis (calcification of the bone) refers to the condition of calcification in the load-bearing joints of the knee, hip, and spine. It is usually a chronic disease. The second most common arthrosis is rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease of the joint linings.
What are the Symptoms of Calcification?
Calcification disease manifests itself with 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?
For the diagnosis and diagnosis of calcification, a physical examination is performed by a physical therapy doctor. If 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. According to the course of the disease, the patient is guided with appropriate treatment methods.
What are the Treatment Methods for Calcification Disease?
Medical treatment can be done with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), steroids, ointments and je creams containing capsaicin. With these drugs, it is aimed to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Depending on the course of the disease, surgical intervention may be required.
In this case, arthrosis treatment with surgical methods such as joint repair, joint prosthesis (removal of the damaged joint and prosthesis placement), joint fusion is successfully carried out in our hospital. 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 osteoarthritis diseases, exercises accepted and applied by international standards are performed together with the doctor and physiotherapist. Physical therapy process is carried out in combination with subcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), hot-cold application, exercises.