Treatment of bursitis of the knee joint: we return ease to the gait
Bursitis is a fairly common disease,which is an inflammation of synovial bags, as a result of which liquid is collected in them. Knee, shoulder and elbow joints are the most susceptible to the disease.
In this case, we are talking about a knee joint disease, the symptoms of which are fairly transparent and are a signal for a doctor's visit. What is bursitis expressed in?
- Appearance of swelling of the knee joint.
- Painful sensations.
- Increase in temperature in the area of the inflammation focus.
- Limited movement (with chronic bursitis).
If you have found at least one symptom, immediately go to the doctor.
The detection of this disease, as a rule, is notcauses no difficulties. Enough examination of the patient by palpation, but sometimes you may need a radiography or ultrasound diagnosis. If the case is particularly difficult, an arthrography is prescribed (a special substance for contrast is injected into the joint to obtain the most accurate results of the study).
Treatment of bursitis of the knee joint shouldoccur in the complex. In acute course of the disease, surgical intervention, as a rule, is not required. First of all, fixation of the knee joint is necessary to immobilize it. For this, a tight bandage is applied to the affected area, which helps to avoid swelling in the course of the disease. For bandaging, both elastic bandages and gypsum langets can be used (in some cases).
It is possible to use compresses, which makestreatment of bursitis of the knee joint is more effective. But it requires an individual approach. In some cases, cold compresses help, and sometimes a good result is given by heating, for example, using Vishnevsky ointment.
If the pain is very severe, treatment of bursitisThe knee joint may be accompanied by the appointment of anesthetics. Most often in such situations, prescribe novocaine with hydrocortisone. Physiotherapeutic procedures also give a good effect. These include paraffin applications, phonophoresis with hydrocortisone.
With a chronic or purulent course of the disease without surgical intervention, as a rule, it is impossible.
Treatment of bursitis of the knee joint may includein itself punctures, by means of which an excess liquid is removed from the bag (bursa), and the cavity is washed with an antibacterial solution. Sometimes it is necessary to carry out such an operation more than once.
If treatment does not produce any results, the doctorcan open the bag and remove pus from there. However, because of the painful process and prolonged postoperative recovery, this method is used quite rarely.
In the presence of calcium deposits, which limit movement of the knee joint and can lead to its complete immobility, aspiration is applied, that is, small deposits are sucked off by a syringe.
As you know, any disease is always easier not toadmit, than cure, so do not forget about the prevention of bursitis. First, we must evenly distribute the load on the joints. Secondly, carefully handle all kinds of pustular wounds, not forgetting that they can cause many diseases. Thirdly, with the first symptoms of pain, you need to consult a doctor.
Take care of your feet: the flying gait will remain your companion until the end of days.