Many people say that even the slightest movement hurts, hurts, swells, and even sounds from the waist. Although some people find this exaggerated, these symptoms are like a part of daily life for people suffering from waist arthritis. However, this situation can greatly affect the life of the person over time, making even daily movements incapable. Avrasya Hospital Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Dr. Şenay Şıldır gives important information about waist calcification.
Genetic factor is a big factor
The health problem caused by excessive wear and tear of the joints and the deterioration and deformation of their structures is called calcification. Lumbar calcification, which is one of the most common chronic diseases of the joints, generally occurs due to genetic reasons. In addition, it is very common in people who engage in physical movements such as carrying heavy loads.
Symptoms can progress insidiously and turn into severe complaints ...
The symptoms of calcification vary according to the severity of the ailment. However, the most common complaints are pain and stiffness. Joint swelling may occur, especially after prolonged movements. The most common symptoms of waist calcification;
- Joint stiffness that decreases as you move,
- Restricted movements,
- A cracking sound that comes when a joint is bent,
- Pain that increases after movement,
- Mild swelling around the joint,
- Swelling, tenderness, redness in the fingers,
- Swelling and pain in the ankles,
- Swelling in the toes
- Swelling in the groin and thigh area,
- The creaking sound of the knees moving.
Who is under the risk group?
Although there are many factors that cause lumbar calcification, some risk factors play a decisive role in the disease. These factors can be summarized as follows;
- Advancing age,
- Be woman,
- Overuse of joints
- Previous joint injuries,
- Occupations that cause repetitive strain on joints,
- Genetic predisposition,
- People with congenital joint diseases,
- Weak thigh muscles.
There are certain situations that trigger calcification ...
The joints have a very strong material that covers each end of the bone. This material, called cartilage, creates a slippery and soft environment and ground for joint movement. It acts as a cushion between bones. In cases of calcification, the cartilage tissue deteriorates due to excessive wear. Abrasion causes wear and tear causes pain. Over time, this causes swelling in the joints, difficulty in movement, fragmentation of the bones and the accumulation of bone fragments in the joint known as the joint rat. As the bone fragments shrink, they begin to accumulate and inflammation may occur in the body. This situation makes the calcification process even more difficult.
How is waist calcification diagnosed?
In order to diagnose waist calcification, first of all, a physical examination by a specialist should be done. Radiological imaging may be preferred for definitive diagnosis. In this context, in addition to plain tomography or MRI, blood analysis and joint fluid analysis can also be performed. Some patients can be given EMG for definitive diagnosis.
With appropriate treatment, you can control the pain.
The treatment of lumbar arthritis is mostly based on controlling the complaints, increasing the quality of life of the patient and increasing joint mobility. In the first stage, symptoms can be alleviated with physical therapy. Drug therapy can be applied to relieve inflammation in the joints. At the same time, options such as waist injections and surgery in more advanced patients can be used.