Joint pain - causes, diet and treatment
Joint pain can occur in inflammatory diseases of the joints (arthritis), metabolic or degenerative disorders (arthritis), diseases of the soft tissues surrounding the joint in a variety of allergic, infectious diseases, diseases of the blood, internal organs, nervous and endocrine systems. That is why, if you have aching joints, you need to contact the doctor to find out why they are sick and then start treatment.
Joint pain as a manifestation of intoxication of the organism. In various acute diseases (e.g., flu, tonsillitis), and chronic (chronic tonsillitis, cholecystitis, etc.) may occur periodically flying pain in one, then in another joint. This is one of the manifestations of General intoxication (poisoning) of the body. Such pain usually decrease or go away with successful treatment of the underlying disease.
Joint pain arthritis
When inflammation of the joint (arthritis) pain, aggravated by prolonged immobility of the joint. They increase late night and early morning and makes the patient to move to alleviate the pain. This so-called "inflammatory" pain, their appearance is associated with the accumulation in the joint cavity inflammation, irritating the nerve endings.
The treatment of joint pain associated with arthritis is aimed at relieving inflammation in the joint (antibiotics, glucocorticoid hormones, etc.) and the strengthening of protective forces of an organism. After removing the inflammation, and decrease pain. To relieve severe pain using various pain-relieving tissue edema medications, including funds for external use, as well as physiotherapy.
Joint pain in rheumatic arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis usually occurs after suffering a sore throat or flu. The disease begins acutely, with high temperature. The joints (usually large) symmetrically affected, they become swollen and acutely painful to the touch. The pain subsides after the appointment of anti-inflammatory treatment (antibiotics, non-specific anti-inflammatory drugs).
The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is not fully understood. The most typical gradual, slow progression of the disease. Swelling, stiffness and moderately severe pain first hit the small joints of the hands and feet, and then the process involved and the larger joints (knee, shoulder, pelvis, femur). Joints change their shape, the muscles located around them shrink (atrophy). Aching pain are permanent and are very concerned about the patients.
Pain and swelling are reduced after administration of nonspecific anti-inflammatory drugs — NSAIDs, including means for external application. If NSAIDs do not bring relief and the presence of lesions of the internal organs and General condition assigned to hormone therapy . Hormones are used in extreme cases when all other possibilities have been exhausted. Severe pain on the joint splint, fixing the limb in a comfortable position for the patient. The pain eases also warm.
Pain in joints with osteoarthritis
When degenerative disorders in the joints (arthrosis) which can occur following trauma to the joint or old age as a result of metabolic disturbances, the intensity of the pain in the joint is usually small, it increases under load, especially towards the end of the day and disappears at night or at rest. This "mechanical" type pain, it occurs when the mechanical irritation of the membranes of the joints salts formed in the process of metabolic.
For the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis affected joints periodically, you need to rest. Painkillers is also warmth in the joint area (hot compress, footbath, paraffin wax, mineral wax, mud). Are also used pain medicines . Massage and special exercises that strengthen the muscles and reduce the load on the articular surfaces also contribute to relieving pain.
Functional joint pain
For stress and nervous stress can occur functional joint pain. They have an undefined rhythm and a different intensity, may be aggravated by mental and emotional stress and disappear during sleep. Such pain does not decrease from painkillers and physiotherapy, but you can go from the use of sedatives or changing conditions of work and life.
Functional pain occurs due to transient circulatory disorders of the joints (spasm of the blood vessels as a result of nervous tension). It is important to bear in mind that joint pain is not always a sign of the disease is joint often is a sign of a systemic disease (joint damage is only one of the manifestations of the disease).
In order to understand what is causing the pain and prescribe proper treatment in each case is necessary to consult a qualified professional.
Treatment joint pain
When a permanent pain in the joints of the lower extremities do not engage in self-diagnosis and self-treatment. There is always the risk of incorrectly assess the degree of damage and therefore trigger the development of complications and chronicity of the process. You should be sure to visit the expert advice. When the pain in the joints of the feet need to see a doctor. Only a qualified doctor after a thorough examination and all the necessary instrumental examinations that can accurately establish the diagnosis and to appoint adequate treatment.
Treatment of pain in the joints of folk remedies
The majority of folk remedies are not able to get rid of joint problems once and for all – they can only slow the wear and tear of the cartilage tissue, i.e. have a preventive effect, not therapeutic. For example, gelatin for joints useful the fact that he is a product of the processing of connective tissue, and therefore acts as a collagen "recharge." But there are a few real recipes against joint pain.
Internal fat Pets
Suitable pork, beef, lamb and even chicken fat as long as it was fresh, unsalted, and its quantity was sufficient to cover all the sore spots. The fat is applied on the joints, wrap the top with plastic (you can use stretch plastic wrap) and a scarf from wool scarf. Twice a day, fat substitute on a fresh, a compress held around the clock for weeks, after which pain is noticeably weaker. There are even cases when people because of severe pain could not move, and the treatment fat helped them to regain the joy of movement.
A compress of eggshell
Raw shell eggs washed in cold water, dried and pulverized to a fine powder. Then mix it with yogurt or sour milk in the ratio 1:1 (for example, 2 tablespoons powder 2 tablespoons yogurt). Spread the mixture directly on the aching joint, top cover with plastic wrap and wrapped a scarf made of wool . The next day the poultice is changed, and so on through the week. We will then have to take a week break, and after him to spend one week course. The effect of such compresses will come faster if you take the eggshells with lemon juice – this homemade "dietary Supplement" is narrated in one of our publications.
Iodine and pure alcohol mixed in equal quantities, pour the mixture into a glass dish and within days kept in a warm place. The solution should become light, almost transparent – this feature indicates it is ready. Prepared by means lubricate the joints twice a day. To impose the warming bandage top is not necessary. If the hand is not pure alcohol, fit and triple Cologne.
A poultice of kerosene and salt
Cup salt combined with half a glass of dry mustard and add to the kerosene – just enough to make a viscous slurry. It is rubbed into sore joints and apply a warm bandage with woolen scarf or towels. It is recommended to carry out this procedure at night. To repeat, it should be up until the joint pain will persist.
Treatment of joints with pickle cabbage
Good method, but to use it only during those periods when the daily diet is present sauerkraut. It measure out 1 tbsp, diluted with water (1/4 Cup) and drink this "cocktail" 1-2 times a day for a month. Also, you can RUB undiluted cabbage brine directly into the joints.
Diet for joint pains.
General power requirements when the pain in the joints:
- the restriction of carbohydrates, especially sugar;
- reduction (maximum) of salt;
- fractional, frequent meals (5-6 meals a day);
- exclusion from the diet of spicy, salty dishes, extractives (broth, fried foods), alcoholic beverages, strong tea, coffee.
Dishes are prepared without salt, meat and fish, boiled or lightly fried (after boiling); vegetables should be well cooked.
General guidelines for diseases of the joints:
- Soups — mostly vegetarian, as well as cereals, dairy, fruit, and strong meat or fish soups — 1-2 times a week.
- Meat or poultry is not fatty varieties — mainly boiled or baked. It is desirable that the liver, tongue, brains, chicken, veal.
- Fish - a variety of varieties, with the exception of salted and smoked.
- Boiled eggs, omelets. Salads with vegetable oil from a variety of vegetables, vegetables as side dishes. Limit (up to exclusion) beans, peas, beans, spinach, sorrel.
- Dishes of fruit, berries: any, limit the grapes.
- Cereal, dairy products are not restricted.
- Fats: butter, vegetable (1/3 of total).
- Sweets: sugar — 30 g per day (4 slices), honey, jam, jam.
- Drinks: weak tea, coffee drink, vegetable, fruit, berry juices (except grape). Alcoholic beverages are excluded.
- Spices, seasonings: Bay leaf, dill, parsley, cinnamon, cloves.