Peripheral periarthritis: treatment with medicines, physiotherapy and folk remedies
Peripheral periarthritis is a disease that is characterized by inflammation of the tendons, as well as capsules without damaging its cartilage tissue.
With this disease, scarring of the connective fibers, which are located around the shoulder, takes place, which causes pain, and the range of motion in the joint decreases. As a rule, the humeroscapular periarthritis, the treatment of which must be started on time, has a favorable course and responds well to therapy. The causes of the development of this disease are injuries, excessive physical exertion, diseases of the liver, heart and spine, as well as the removal of the mammary gland, which can damage the nerve trunks and blood vessels.
Pharmacological agents prescribed by an orthopedic surgeon. In most cases, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and anesthetic drugs are used, which can be taken orally or externally in the form of ointments and gels for local application (Ibuprofen, Voltaren, Movalis). In case of severe pain syndrome, blockade is often carried out - around the affected area with an anesthetic solution and glucocorticoids, which have a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect. Such injections prevent contractures, as patients restrict movement in the shoulder due to severe pain. It should be remembered that when a humeroscapular periarthritis develops, treatment with steroids will be highly effective, but it cannot be used for a long time, as it can provoke damage to shoulder tissue. If a violation of the blood supply to the joint occurs in the etiology of this lesion, angioprotectors are prescribed to the patients.
Peripheral periarthritis: physiotherapy
In this disease, the techniques listed below are effective.
- High frequency ultrasonic waves that cause relaxation of inflamed tissue, reduce pain.In this case, local heating improves blood flow in the affected areas and contributes to the restoration of the tissues around the joint.
- Shock wave therapy reduces inflammation, accelerates regenerative processes in damaged areas.
- When humeroscapular periarthritis is diagnosed, treatment may include electrostimulation. Its essence lies in the blockade of nerve impulses, which reduces the intensity of pain and eliminates inflammation.
- Magneto and laser therapy.
- Exercise therapy allows not only to prevent stiffness in the joint, but also to completely get rid of it.
- Mud therapy and electrophoresis.
- If brachial periarthritis develops, treatment with hot compresses, which are applied to the shoulder joint area, also gives good results.
- Postisometric relaxation.
Immediately it should be noted that the isolated use of non-traditional methods does not provide the maximum possible therapeutic effect. When the shoulder blade periarthritis is diagnosed, treatment with folk remedies includes rubbing, applying compresses and lotions on the sore joint.