Bursitis - 8 ways to relieve pain
Other / / August 12, 2017
Bursitis - general information
Of all the joints in the body 8 is disposed around each arm, 11 - around each knee and 78 - on each side of the body.Most of them do not have names, and so long as they perform their function, they do not even have to see.
But as soon cease to operate at least one of them, you will immediately know how important these small bags filled with fluid, called "sac".And you will know how painful condition called "bursitis".
joint capsule (sac) for smooth, trouble-free operation of many of the body joints.They work long hours, so invisible and never complain that the doctor wrote: "Even if one of them fails, it is usually attributed to dysfunction of some other important structures."
And you can not predict when it will happen.Bursitis strikes, retreats and attacks again.It is the nature of impermanence acute bursitis increases the suffering of patients and does not allow doctors to determine how well the treatment really helps.
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best thing - rest
«The first thing to do with any painful joints - is to give him a rest, - said Alan Bensman, MD, a physical therapist at the Center for Health and Rehabilitation of Minnesota, Minneapolis.- Suspend the activity causing the pain, and let the joint rest.Forget variation of the "old men" on the theme "Work, regardless of the pain."
Immobility and ice
«Usually I use the ice, if the joint feels hot, - said Alan Thomson, MD of Universal Health Center in Falls Church, Va.- 10 minutes - ice, 10 minutes - the rest alternately.While the hot joint, do not apply any heat. "
Strive to facilitate a variety of ways.If the pain and inflammation are not very sharp and the heat has passed, Dr. Thompson recommends treatment sometimes "cold - warm": 10 minutes - ice, followed by 10 minutes - warm compress, and so on alternately...
Use anti-inflammatory drugs
«I would recommend poprinimat appropriate anti-inflammatory drugs, of course, if you are not allergic to them - suggests Dr. Bensman.- Most of all I like aspirin.Timely use of aspirin in the blood will create a sufficient level of it and not take it too often.Aspirin with a special coating (ekotrin or askriptin - are two examples) is absorbed through the intestinal wall and is harmless to the lady's finger.But aspirin - is still one of the best means. "
Helps castor oil
Acute painful step typically is on the wane after 4-5 days, but can last longer.When the pain becomes acute, it is necessary to change the treatment: at this stage gives way to warm cold, and exercise - immobility.
Dr. Thompson recommends a compress with castor oil, it is easy to do and it gives excellent results.Apply castor oil on the affected joint, put cotton or woolen cloth, then - a hot water bottle.It's all!
If sore elbow or shoulder, doctors recommend swinging arm to ease the pain.Practice first few minutes, but do it frequently throughout the day.
«You want to preserve the freedom of movement?- Asks Edward Resnick, director of the Center for controlling pain in hospital Temp lekogo University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.- You do not want to have a fixed shoulder, but did not want to stretch it too »
He advises to lean forward and support his body with his good hand, laid it on the chair?.Let the patient's hand overhangs down, then swing it forward - back, from side to side and finally in circles clockwise and counterclockwise.
Try to stretch like a cat
can not overemphasize the importance of physical exercise after a bout of bursitis.All our experts recommend stretching techniques to restore joint complete freedom of movement.
effective initial stretching movements for still shoulder joint is the so-called cat stretching.Get on all fours, hands slightly in front of the head, keep your elbows stationary at the time, as you go down and pulls back on the heels.
«I advise people to skip the thumbs up on the wall in the corner," - says Dr. Resnick.
Some believe that the best remedy for bursitis is a "pill time".Wait 10 days.Sometimes it takes less time, sometimes - more, but time - always an active participant.
«If all inefficient - say doctors - that time heals all wounds."