Ointments for the treatment of joints: which gels and therapeutic ointments are best for arthrosis and arthritis.
. Such diseases as deforming arthrosis, reactive or rheumatoid arthritis, gout and many other joint diseases, alas, are not always well treatable.
But at the same time now there is a large number of medicinal ointments - both medicamentous and prepared according to the recipes of folk medicine - which help to reduce pain and relieve inflammation in the joints. We offer you a short review of such ointments and balms for the treatment of joints, which give the best possible result.
Ointments and joint gels based on medications( pharmacies)
Ointment Diclofenac( also known as Voltaren Emulgel)Diclofenac is one of the most effective anti-inflammatory drugs of the first generation. The most famous medicines containing this active substance are Voltaren, Orthofen, Diclonak-P and others.
This medicine is produced not only in the form of tablets, suppositories and solutions for intravenous use, but also as an ointment. One gram of 1% diclofenac ointment contains 10 mg of active ingredient - diclofenac sodium.
Apply this ointment in the following way. For pains in the joints, deforming osteoarthritis, arthritis, gout 2-4 gram of ointment is applied to the area of the affected joint with a thin layer and gently rubbed gently into the affected area with gentle, gentle movements, trying not to cause additional pain.
Repeat the use of the ointment during the day can be up to 2-3 times, but you need to ensure that the daily dose of the ointment used does not exceed 8 grams. Do not forget that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have their contraindications, even with external application.
You can buy Voltaren Emulgel delivery in Moscow and Russia, for example, or( slightly cheaper).
Please note: the course of treatment with this remedy should not exceed two weeks. If during this period to improve the condition of the joints failed, you need to see a doctor so that he either corrects the dose of the medicine or appoints another.
The active substance Bostrum-gel is ketoprofen: 1 g of gel contains 25 mg of this drug substance. The Russian company Akrihin is producing this medicine.The use of this drug is indicated for inflammatory diseases of the joints, ligaments and muscles: arthritis, deforming osteoarthrosis, bursitis, traumatic dislocations and other diseases.
For use, squeeze three to five centimeters of gel from the tube and gently, spread it gently over the entire surface of the skin over the aching joint. Lightly massage the area to absorb the gel. You can use this medicine two or three times a day.
Bystrumgel is not suitable for massage, so for these purposes it is better to use other gels and balms - for example Valentine Dikul balm for joints.
This gel is an analog of Bystrumgel, although in fact Fastumgel appeared on the market much earlier, and it is produced by the Italian company A.Menarini Pharmaceutical Industry's Group. The active substance is the same ketoprofen. Indications, contraindications and other features of this drug are almost identical to Bystrumgel.
As the name suggests, the active ingredient in this ointment is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug called indomethacin. Ointment is 10%, i.e.1 gram contains 100 mg of active ingredient.
The use of this ointment is indicated for inflammatory joint lesions, which are accompanied by pain, swelling of the joints - osteoarthritis, rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis( Bechterew's disease) - in other words, in all diseases in which the so-called articular syndrome is observed, andat pains in muscles and at such diseases, as a neuralgia, a neuritis, lumbago, an osteochondrosis, etc.
To use means it is necessary so. Squeeze a few centimeters of ointment from the tuba and with gentle, neat movements start to rub the ointment into the skin above the aching joint until you vytrete dry. You can use the ointment 2-3 times a day, but make sure that the daily amount of the medicine does not exceed 15 cm of the squeezed ointment in adults and seven and a half for children.
In addition, the drug should not be applied to the open wound surface and should be used with great caution in gastric ulcer. Also, avoid ingesting indomethacin ointment in the eyes and mucous membranes.
Cream Dolgit is a medicine containing 5% of active substance ibuprofen with auxiliary substances.Has anti-edematous effect, reduces inflammation in the joints and reduces pain in them, and also increases the amount of movement in the joint, reduces the morning stiffness. The Dolgit cream is especially shown for rheumatoid arthritis, deforming osteoarthritis, gout, sciatica.
This cream can not be used by women during pregnancy and lactation, children under 14 years of age, with skin diseases( wet eczema, etc.) and also with increased sensitivity to the main active ingredient( ibuprofen).
Cream Dolgit is used only externally( like other ointments and gels) 3-4 times a day. Depending on the volume of the treated surface of the skin, a strip of cream with a length of 4 to 10 cm can be used. The course of treatment with Dolgit can be up to 3-4 weeks;if during this period there has not been a significant improvement - this is a strong argument to consult a doctor and start receiving other medications.
This medicine is a 1% gel containing the active substance nimesulide.The peculiarity of this drug is that it belongs to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs of the second generation, or COX-2.Due to this, when using this drug, there are much fewer side effects that are characteristic of the first-generation NSAIDs( COX-1).Indications for the use of the gel are joint diseases such as deforming osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, tendovaginitis.
The drug is contraindicated in case of stomach ulcer in the stage of exacerbation, infectious and inflammatory diseases of the skin, during pregnancy and lactation.
You can apply the gel nail 2-3 times a day, using a gel column at a time up to 3 cm in length and rubbing it into the skin with soft movements. Please note that before using the product, you should thoroughly wash it, and then dry the skin in the area of the affected joints, and only then rub the gel. Use this medicine for no longer than 10 days.
Buy Nyz-gel you can.
Ketonal gel is a 2.5% ketoprofen gel, which has a powerful analgesic effect and which can be used for pain in the joints, when other medicines do not help much.Ketonal gel is indicated for diseases such as Bechterew's disease, periarthritis, deforming arthrosis, psoriatic and reactive arthritis( including Reiter's syndrome), radiculitis, injuries and bruises of joints, muscles and ligaments.
With caution, this medication should be used for bronchial asthma, severe heart, liver and kidney diseases, as well as ulcerative gastrointestinal lesions. Apply this gel to people with hypersensitivity to ketoprofen and other components of the gel( including fragrances), with dandruff, with some other diseases, as well as in the 3 trimester of pregnancy and children under 15 years of age.
Use this drug 1-2 times a day, squeezing 3-5 cm of gel from the tube and gently rubbing the gel into the skin over the area of the affected joint to dryness. Without consulting a doctor, it is not recommended to use this gel for more than 2 weeks.
Gel Deep ReliefThis gel, unlike other ointments and creams listed above, contains at once two active substances: the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen and the locally irritating drug levomenthol( or simply menthol).
Together, these drugs strengthen each other's actions, providing an analgesic, anti-edematous, anti-inflammatory effect, reducing the formation of excess fluid in the joint and reducing the temperature in the area of the inflamed joint.
You can use the Deep Relief not more than four times a day, covering the area of the skin above the patient's joint with a thin layer of gel and rubbing it to dryness. Without consulting a doctor, this drug should not be used for more than ten days.
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Ointments based on prescriptions of traditional medicine
Despite the abundance of pharmacy ointments, do not forget that nature itself has prepared natural natural ingredients for the treatment of a variety of diseases, including joint diseases.
We offer van selected recipes of folk medicine for the treatment of pain in the joints, which can be used in parallel with the medicamental treatment of these diseases.
Magic egg-acetic ointmentTo prepare the ointment, take 1 chicken egg, it is best not from the poultry factory, but the present is rustic, and break it into a small jar. Do not throw away the shell, but throw it there. Then pour the vinegar essence into the jar so that it covers the egg poured out there with a layer of about 1 centimeter.
After that, close the jar and put it in a dark place for four to five days. By the end of this period, the shell must already dissolve. Add 200 ml of sunflower or vegetable oil to the jar, mix thoroughly and put the jar now in the sun for the same four days. After that, the ointment is ready. Keep it in a refrigerator and use it properly before use.
Apply this ointment in the following way. Take a small amount of ointment, and at night, before going to bed, rub it with aching joints. After that, heat the joint area with a warm woolen shawl or scarf and leave it so overnight.
This ointment not only helps reduce pain in the joints, but also helps prevent osteoporosis of the bones.
Ointment from medical clayBuy ordinary medical clay, which is sold in a pharmacy, and mix it with 50 ml of sunflower oil( clay is usually sold in packs of 100 grams).After thoroughly mixing the resulting ointment, cover it with a thin layer of the diseased joint, and leave it for an hour and a half.
After that, rinse thoroughly the leftover ointments from the skin, and then densely warm this area with a clean, warm woolen shawl, and leave the diseased joint at rest for one more hour: for this, it's best to just lie down.
Such rubbing with this ointment should be done every day for three weeks. Therapeutic ointment can be stored in the refrigerator.
Oily ammonia ointment
Ammonium alcohol is a part of useful ointments
To prepare the ointment, take 5% ammonia( 2 tablespoons), turpentine turpentine, preferably with printed GOST on the label( the same amount), as well as 2 normal raweggs. Thoroughly beat the resulting mixture until a homogeneous emulsion is formed, a consistency close to sour cream.
Rub the obtained ointment in the diseased joints - both large( knee, shoulder, hip), and in the small joints of the hands and feet.
Usually, the effect occurs even when the first application of this healing ointment. It can also be applied by courses every day for 5 consecutive days, after which you take a break and repeat the same course in a month.
Therapeutic ointment on birch buds
birch buds - folk remedy for joint pain
To prepare this ointment, take 0.8 kg of usual creamy unsalted butter, as well as fresh birch buds, preferably collected in an ecologically clean area.
Take a jar with a wide throat( you can also use enamelware), and lay a layer of oil one to two centimeters thick on the bottom. On it, pour birch buds to form a layer of similar thickness;then - again 1-2 cm of butter and again as many birch buds. Interleave these layers among themselves until the dishes are filled to the top.
Then tightly close the container, top with a test and put in the oven at a low temperature for 24 hours. At the end of the day, cool the dishes and separate the oil from the kidneys, straining through a sieve or gauze. Birch buds will no longer be needed, and add 10 grams of camphor to the resulting emulsion and mix well.
After that, the ointment is ready. Use it should be once a day, in the evening, before going to bed, rubbing in the aching joints. The resulting therapeutic ointment should be stored in the refrigerator.
You can also read about other methods of treating joint diseases using folk methods: about folk treatment of arthrosis of the knee joint( gonarthrosis), about methods of getting rid of osteoarthritis of the hip joint( coxarthrosis), and about folk prescriptions for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
But do not forget that such treatment must necessarily go in parallel with the examination and treatment of a doctor-arthrologist and not be a substitute for medical treatment of joint diseases.
Review of modern ointments for pain in joints: truth and fiction
Ointments for joint pain came to us from ancient times. In archaeological excavations in human skeletons, attributed to the V century BC, signs of joint disease were found. The first written evidence of problems with the musculoskeletal system is dated to the 2nd century BC.It is obvious that in the modern understanding the pharmaceutical industry did not exist.
Managed with an articular ailment in ancient times, people only with the help of external means. Healers, healers, shamans tried to treat pain in joints with the help of bloodletting, moxibustion with burning iron, and also used various means of natural origin, both vegetable and mineral: infusions, decoctions, lotions, compresses, rubbers and ointments. Widely used beekeeping products: bee venom and propolis, snake venom, as well as tinctures, decoctions and ointments from the bark of willow or willow, in which there are salicylates - substances with pronounced anti-inflammatory effect, progenitors of aspirin and other drugs of the NSAID group( nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
Modern range of ointments for joint pains
Of all the means and methods, modern pharmacists have adopted a greater degree of ointment. Probably, in view of their high profitability, today their production is put on a broad base. A person without a medical or pharmaceutical education is quite difficult to navigate in this diversity, to assess the benefits or harms of certain drugs, especially in the future. Moreover, manufacturers often do not stint on advertising.
Currently in the current pharmaceutical classification( proposed by WHO and accepted in Russia) there are 4 subgroups of agents for external use in diseases of the musculoskeletal system:
- Means based on NSAID preparations: ibuprofen, diclofenac, ketoprofen, ibuprofen, etc. Examples of such ointments: Naise, Ketonal, Indometoksinovaya, Finalagel and others.
- Preparations of pepper based on capsaicin( a substance contained in pepper and responsible for the "burning" effect) and its derivatives: Capsin, Nikofleks, balm Golden Star( also Zvezdochka), Espol, Kapsikam, Finalgon, etc.
- Drugs based on salicylic acid and its derivatives: Bom-Benge, Ben-Gay, Viprosal, Efkamon, Nizvysal, etc.
- Other drugs, which include such a well-known drug as Dimexide, as well as a number of combined and homeopathic remedies.
Also in this classification, external agents for joint pain can be found in the group "Other medications for the treatment of the musculoskeletal system."It includes fashionable in our time chondroprotectors - drugs that protect and repair cartilage, including ointments based on them. The main active substances in them are mainly two components: chondroitin sulfate and glucosaminoglycans, including.hyaluronic acid.
Learn more about chondroprotective drugs.
With the current abundance of various products, creams, gels - it is sometimes very difficult to understand the nonspecialist
NSAIDs and chondroprotectors: more expensive does not mean better
The most expensive and actively advertised today are ointments based on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and chondroprotectors. At the same time it is these drugs that cause the most disputes and doubts about their effectiveness. The fact is that their active substances( especially the hornroprotektorov) have fairly large molecules, which in fact can not penetrate through the skin cells into the deeper layers of tissues. For example, with external application of the drug "Diclofenac" directly to the knee joint penetrates no more than 5-7% of the active substance.
To date, in fact, there are no large-scale studies of local therapy with these drugs, which could reliably confirm their effectiveness. And those studies that are conducted - do not meet the modern principles of evidence-based medicine, and therefore can not be accepted.
Novartis( the manufacturer of the Voltaren emulsifier) has published the results of one of the latest studies in this field in support of the effectiveness of the drug. According to the presented data, the effectiveness of the Voltaren emulsifier was comparable to that of the Ibuprofen tablets with less side effects. In the testing there were 2 control groups: taking the drug Ibuprofen inwards and using locally the drug Diclofenac. However, in this study there was no control group that would use vaseline, lanolin or another inert ointment base for local therapy as an ointment.
It is possible that in this group the effect would be equivalent to the effect among patients using external agents with NSAIDs. The fact is that at certain stages of the disease, the process of rubbing itself has a positive effect on joints, during which local blood circulation improves and reflex muscle spasm is eliminated - and this can indeed give a noticeable effect in a number of cases( including when there are no signs of acute inflammation).
In addition, manufacturers sometimes go for a trick. For example, in the popular ointment "Hondroksid" included dimethylsulfoxide( dimexide), which in itself has a pronounced anti-inflammatory and local anesthetic effect, but costs several times cheaper.
Means for external application on the basis of NSAIDs can be very effective in the development of synovitis( inflammation of the lining of the joint), becauseit is located closer to the surface of the skin than the bones or cartilages. Therefore, the active substance can penetrate into it more likely.
To penetrate active substances deep into the tissue helps ultrasound. Therefore, agents for external use with glucocorticoid hormones( which are close to NSAIDs by the mechanism of anti-inflammatory action) and ointments with NSAIDs are actively used in ultrasound physiotherapy. The process of introducing drugs into the body with the help of ultrasonic waves is called phonophoresis. Unlike simple "smearing", this procedure gives a pronounced effect with minimal adverse reactions( in the absence of contraindications).
Pepper and salicylic acid: cheap and angry
Topical products with pepper preparations, its derivatives and salicylic acid derivatives are simple and affordable, which at some stages of the disease give excellent effect, eliminating pain and inflammation in the joint region. They have local anesthetic and irritating effects. Most ointments have a combined composition and contain anti-inflammatory, analgesic and topical irritants simultaneously. In addition to pepper derivatives, bee and snake venoms, camphor, turpentine, essential oils of eucalyptus, peppermint, clove-tree and their synthetic analogues are widely used as ingredients.
Why are these drugs so effective?
They warm, dilate the blood vessels, cause the outflow of blood from the inflammation focus, reduce swelling, restore blood circulation - thereby contribute to the abating of the inflammatory process and help to relieve muscle spasm around the affected joint.
In addition to the above mechanisms, the so-called "Ukhtomsky dominant principle" plays an important role. During the illness, a focus of pain arises in the cerebral cortex, which closes all the "attention" of the higher nervous activity, and thus aggravates the symptoms, closing the vicious circle and hindering recovery. For effective therapy, it is important to switch attention, so warming and locally irritating procedures are also called distractions. Sometimes they are enough to take the path of recovery.
Nikoflex and popular balm Gold star - capsicum preparations based on capsaicin
Effective folk recipes
Some patients prefer not to spend money on branded packaging and name, but to prepare warming ointments independently on grandmother's recipes. They often contain mustard, red pepper, turpentine, propolis, needles, eucalyptus or clove oil.
Here is one of the simplest and most effective recipes: mix the ground red pepper with the inside( pig) fat or smaltz( smalets are grease that is made from fat, it can be replaced with lanolin or petroleum jelly) in the ratio 1: 2( to 1 spoon of red pepper add2 tablespoons of fat).With pains, rub a small amount of the drug into the joint area.
There are several variants of the popular recipe for ointments with camphor, mustard and egg whites:
- Take 50 g of mustard powder and 50 ml of camphor oil, dilute in 100 g of ethyl alcohol, add three egg whites to the solution.
- Alternatively, 50 ml of camphor alcohol should be added to 50 g of mustard, and then mixed with three egg whites( ethyl alcohol is not required).
These agents should be used with caution, as they can cause local and general allergic reactions, and other complications.
Important information on the treatment with
ointments No medications, including for external use, can be used without examination and consultation of a doctor, as it is possible to miss a serious illness or a dangerous complication. Before using even medications that are harmless in your opinion, consult with your doctor.
Local treatment with ointments has contraindications. Among them may be:
- suspected purulent or specific infectious processes;
- marked inflammatory changes in the joint region;
- accumulation of a large amount of fluid in the joint cavity;
- the patient's general severe condition;
- heart attacks, strokes and other severe diseases.
If after applying the ointment there is a burning sensation - it can not be tolerated, as local allergic reactions may occur. However, do not try to wash off the ointment with water: the substances contained in it, as a rule, do not dissolve in water, but dissolve well in fats, so irritated locally should be wiped with a cotton swab with vegetable oil.
People with sensitive skin and nervous system( emotional) better mix "burning" ointments before use with vegetable oil, petroleum jelly or lanolin before use.
Do not take ointment as a panacea for all ailments or a magic wand. Treatment should be comprehensive and aimed at eliminating the causes and mechanisms of the disease.
It is important to pay attention not only to the name of the facility, but also to its composition. Often ointments with the same composition are produced by different manufacturers under different names and sometimes have an unjustified difference in price.
How to choose the right ointment for pain in the knee?Joint pains are worried by an increasing number of people. Even at a young age, many experience discomfort when walking, bending, practicing physical education. Therefore, the means for pain are in great demand. Arthritis, arthrosis or bursitis affects every third person.
In addition to joint diseases, people are exposed to injuries, bruises, sprains, bumps or other injuries. Almost everyone is familiar with severe pain. Usually the first means of anesthesia at home with injuries or various diseases is the ointment for the joints.
Healthy mobility of knee joints is a very important factor that provides the necessary work of the entire musculoskeletal system. Pain in the knees occurs due to various pathologies affecting this joint. When the disease reaches a certain stage, the leg's mobility is disrupted. In some cases, untimely diagnosis and treatment lead to disability and loss of efficiency.
Ointments used to relieve pain, can be:
- is anti-inflammatory.
Depending on the origin of the pain, ointments are used that effectively affect the affected area.
Anatomy of the knee joints is such that the cartilage tissue suffers when the load or age factor is affected. This leads to different functional disorders of the joint. Symptoms of injuries or diseases of the knee joints are aching or acute pain, as well as swelling.
Any painful sensations can not be ignored. Timely diagnosis will help to stop the disease. One of the most common diseases of knee joints is bursitis.
Description of bursitis and its causes
Places of congestion of synovial fluid effusion
Bursitis of the knee joint is an inflammatory process of the so-called bag, named after the Latin word "bursa", which means "bag".It contains the synovial fluid. It is necessary to reduce pressure on the joint. Its function is also to provide a full-value cartilage nutrition. There are 3 articular bags.
The first bag is located on the top of the knee and is called a patella, or prepatellar. The other is under the knee, where the muscle tendons are located, and is called suprapatellar, or infratellular. And the third bag is located below the inside of the knee and is called goose.
There are many reasons for bursitis of the knee joint. The most frequent are:
- large and prolonged load on the knees;
- injuries, bruises of knee joints;
- open wounds;
- various infections;
- presence of other diseases( rheumatism, psoriasis);
- metabolic disorder.
Each form of bursitis is accompanied by its own factors. For example, with pre-patellar bursitis of the knee joint, inflammation develops in the knee bag. This form of bursitis occurs most often and appears as a result of a prolonged stay on the knees, which causes a large load on this area.
Typically, this kind of disease affects those people whose work is associated with being on their knees, for example, tilers. This condition is also called "knee roofer."
Inflammatory bursitis of the knee joint affects the synovial bag located in the popliteal region. This form of illness occurs due to injuries to the tendons. It happens when people make jumps. Sometimes the disease is called the "knee of the jumper".
Often a cyst occurs in obese people.
Goose bursitis of the knee joint, or Baker's cyst, occurs in people who are overweight. With this form, there is a benign tumor in the lower part inside the knee. If the diagnosis is incorrect and the necessary treatment is not performed, pus may form. In this case, purulent bursitis of the knee joint is classified and serious complications are possible.
Symptoms of bursitis
The main symptom of knee inflammation affecting the synovial bag is a tumor formation in the joint. This phenomenon is accompanied by pain. The limb function is violated.
With acute bursitis of the knee joint, the symptoms are more pronounced. There is a sudden pain, which increases with walking. But the mobility of the joint is preserved. The painful manifestations in this disease differ from the pain in arthritis. The affected area of the knee joints blushes and swells. The diameter of the swelling can reach 10 cm. With this development of inflammation, the body temperature rises, chills appear.
The chronic course of the disease does not have pronounced symptoms. Although the pain does not really bother the person, but their duration persists for a long time. The chronic form of the disease manifests itself in a dense formation, but the skin is not changed. The work of the limbs is not broken.
If the bursitis is superficial, it is easy to detect by itself. Put your hand to the knee: if you feel a hot seal, you need to go to a medical facility.
Treatment of bursitis
If the diagnosis of bursitis of the knee joint is established, treatment should be performed as directed by the physician. Therapy of this disease consists of several methods. For an accurate diagnosis, the fluid from the synovial bag is taken, and it is sent for bacteriological analysis. When confirming the infectious form of bursitis, a preliminary antibiotic of a wide spectrum of action is shown.
Aseptic form of inflammation requires the use of cold compresses. Drug therapy consists of taking anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs. Requires total peace.
Use an ointment for pain better than one that has an anti-inflammatory effect. Medicinal creams are applied: voltaren, orthophene, diclac gel.
Application of medicines for arthritis and arthrosis
Pathological changes in the knee joint for arthritis
Pain in the knee joints can be caused by the presence of arthritis and arthrosis. Arthritis is an inflammation of the joint. This disease makes it impossible for a person to move freely. With arthritis of the knee, the skin turns red, the general condition worsens, and a fever appears.
Doctors do not know exactly what causes arthritis. It is assumed that the provoking factors may be injuries, infections and even allergies. To provoke the development of arthritis of the knee joint may cause abnormal metabolism, nervous system disease or poor nutrition, leading to a lack of vitamins and minerals.
Arthritis can be rheumatoid. With this form, joints of the extremities become inflamed. Occurs in middle-aged and older people. When a knee arthritis is diagnosed, the treatment will consist in taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs inside. It is possible to use therapeutic gels.
If infectious arthritis of the knee has been detected, treatment will require the use of antibiotics. Such treatment should be carried out under the supervision of a rheumatologist.
What is the difference between arthritis and arthrosis of the knee joint? These diseases have a similar sound and affect the musculoskeletal system. But with knee arthritis, the lesion occurs because of infections, and with arthrosis a degenerative process arises in the cartilage of the joint. This can be due to aging of the human body.
Arthritis more often sick older people, and arthrosis can manifest in a person of any age.
How to choose the right ointment?The market of medicinal products offers a variety of therapeutic creams from joint pain. How to choose an effective tool that will help relieve inflammation of the knee? Before using ointment from arthritis, consult a doctor. Some medicines have a number of contraindications.
Diseases can be similar in symptoms. Therefore, do not self-medicate. However, with severe pain, it is not always possible to immediately go to the hospital. Therefore, the use of ointments for arthritis or arthrosis may be the only mode-easing method.
When choosing an ointment to relieve inflammation of the knee joint, you will get acquainted with the instructions. It should indicate what property it possesses: warming, analgesic or anti-inflammatory. Some gels combine these three properties.
Ointment, diclofenac has an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect. With severe pain, 5 grams of ointment rubbed in a circular motion in a sore spot. It is possible to use such means as gevkamen, espol, fastum, dolgite. The therapeutic emulsion of Espoo is warming, which helps to relieve aching pain with chronic arthritis and improve blood circulation.
In the diagnosis of synovitis of the knee joint, the treatment consists of complex therapy together with the use of external means: voltarete, brufen. Reception of injections and tablets should be supervised by the leading specialist. It is necessary to exclude the load on the affected joint.
Sometimes the pains arise due to severe knee injuries. Parents, whose children lead an active lifestyle, often face this. In order to relieve pain in such situations, use ointment from bruises. Their name may vary depending on the manufacturer. For the majority of customers, troxevasin, traumel, lyoton, heparin ointment are available.
The composition of these therapeutic creams allows you to remove swelling in a short period, to eliminate pain in the knee. Heparin ointment perfectly resolves hematomas. It is forbidden to use ointments for pain in fractures. It is necessary to exclude the presence of fractures and cracks, which require the application of a plaster bandage.
What ointments will help in the treatment of arthrosis of the knee joints?In today's world, many people suffer from various joint diseases, both elderly and very young. And one of the most common diseases is arthrosis of large joints, especially the knee joint. This disease can be caused by both age-related changes and various knee injuries. The main symptom of gonoarthrosis( the scientific name of knee arthrosis) is pain in the affected joint area, having different intensity at different stages of the disease, which significantly reduces the patient's quality of life.
At the moment, arthrosis, localized in the knee joint area, is treated with a variety of methods: physiotherapy, physiotherapy and massage, surgery in especially neglected cases and, of course, medications. It is to the medicamental direction that the treatment of knee arthrosis with gels and ointments is concerned. They are unable to cure the disease completely, but can greatly alleviate the condition of the patient.
What are the ointments?
Ointment for the treatment of the knee joint has been used since ancient times. Our ancestors used various natural ingredients to create them, for example, snake venom, beekeeping products and extracts of some plants. And to this day, many of the knee ointments prescribed for arthrosis contain these components. But not only can gonarthrosis be treated using ointment, the treatment of deforming arthrosis of the foot and other varieties of this ailment also does not do without topical medications.
Modern ointment from gonoarthrosis can relate to one of the four subgroups. This division was proposed by WHO, it is based on the active substances of the drug.
Ointment against arthrosis of the knee joint can be based on:
- non-hormonal anti-inflammatory substances( in other words, NSAIDs).The active substance in such drugs is often ibuprofen, ketoprofen, diclofenac, etc. Here are a few ointments from this subgroup: Naise, Ketonal and Finalhel.
- Capsacine, - a substance that gives pepper a burning taste. Ointment belonging to this subgroup can be found in any pharmacy( for example, Espol, Capsicum, Nicorflex, Finalgon or Capsin).
- salicylates and the most salicylic acid. This ointment can easily remove inflammation from the affected knee joint. This subgroup includes the following drugs: Nizvysal, Viprosal, Bom-Benge, Efkamon, Ben-Gay and others.
- complex of substances. To the same subgroup are homeopathic balsams and gels. The most famous ointment of this subgroup is Dimexide.
However, this classification does not cover all types of active substances. Chondroprotectors can be included in the treatment, which help to restore the diseased cartilage with arthrosis of the knee. Ointment is one of the most widely used dosage forms for the release of chondroprotectors.
Efficiency of gels and ointmentsOintment is a very affordable remedy that can be purchased without a prescription in any pharmacy. But it must be remembered that the treatment must be carried out under the supervision of a qualified doctor. Self-medication is dangerous! Using ointment and folk remedies without medical supervision, you risk running arthrosis, which can lead to complete immobilization of the knee joint and disability. Therefore, when the first symptoms appear, go to the hospital, where you will be prescribed a treatment that is right for you. Do not run the disease, remember that osteoarthritis of the knee joint of the 1st degree and osteoarthritis of the knee joint of the 2nd degree( in other words, arthrosis in the initial stages) is much easier to cure and faster than in the later stages, when surgical intervention may be required.
But even if the doctor prescribed treatment, do not rely only on the ointment. Undoubtedly, ointment helps to relieve pain and relieve inflammation, but only 5-7% of the active substance gets through the skin into the depth of the knee joint to the affected cartilage. For the treatment of knee arthrosis to be more effective, the physician can offer physiotherapy. So, thanks to some physiotherapeutic procedures( for example, phonophoresis), the active substances entering the ointment penetrate much better in the affected cartilaginous tissue of the knee joint. Especially effective ultrasound acts on the absorption of chondroprotectors.
Combined ointments from gonarthrosis
In arthrosis, the treatment of the knee joint with the use of combined external preparations is widely practiced. Drugs based on capsaicin and salicylic acid are popular. This ointment is effective and available, it relieves pain syndrome and inflammation. Treatment with such drugs combines an analgesic and irritating effect.
Often a combination of ointments contains active ingredients such as snake venom or bees, turpentine, camphor, clove tree essential oils / eucalyptus / peppermint. Treatment with such drugs has the following effect:
- the vessels expand and, accordingly, improve blood circulation in the region of the diseased knee;
- edema decreases;
- the patient knee is warming up;
- muscular spasm passes;
- the inflammation is removed.
Folk recipes for ointments
As we said at the beginning of the article, ointments are used for arthrosis for a long time. But even today some people prefer to make ointments for the treatment of knee arthrosis alone. Usually in folk recipes, the basis of the ointment is lard or melted interior fat, but for this purpose, petrolatum can be used. The basis is added powder of plants or their juice / infusion and other substances( bile, eggs, mummies, etc.).
Osteoarthritis is often treated with self-made ointments based on comfrey, ginger, birch buds, hop, clover, St. John's Wort, Adam's root, saber, horseradish, celery, mustard, radish, potato, spruce or fir needles. Composition can vary.
Difference of home ointments from manufactured by industrial way is that they can not be stored for long, they should be used fresh. Even if you believe in harmlessness of the ointment prepared by you, be sure to consult a doctor to exclude possible side effects.
Treatment with ointments is harmless enough for the body, but there are some contraindications to the use of some of them.
Ointments based on bee venom and snakes have a pronounced therapeutic effect for arthrosis of the knee joint, but remember that they can cause allergic reactions, so use them with caution. If the allergy is manifested, immediately stop this treatment and report the problem to the doctor. Such drugs can not be used by women during menstruation, and also to children.
Prompt a good ointment from the joints within 300 rubles, I have something like arthritis
The familiar "Byaka", he has 5 years with him live and fight. Alas - cure arthritis or arthrosis completely impossible, but you can delay the period of exacerbation and lengthen the period of remission of the disease - constantly monitor yourself, massage, light gymnastics, it is useful to dance, bath with herbs, essential oils, do not overcool, dress in the weather, do not standand not be in a room where there may be drafts. ... During the period of exacerbation, I personally benefit from relief from the pain of the drug Ibuprofen, and to improve the nutrition of the joints, I drink with courses Khondrazamin( this is a domestic analogue of the advertised Teraflex, thenonly 2 times cheaper), I drink 3-4 packs for a course - 2 capsules 2-3 times a day, the course - 1-2 months, then - 1 month break, and you can repeat the course of reception of chondrazamine. Also helps to hurt the pain simply rubbing in the area of the painful joint of the usual Corvalol - take 1 tablespoon of Corvalol and rub into the joint area until dry, so - 2-3 days in a row. That's like everything from his personal experience of fighting arthritis. ...
then an exchange disorder, and ointment is a secondary auxiliary tool
it is necessary to clean the joints from within
and the power system change
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there exercises, only 5, but they are healing
Emperor of the desert
Only folk remedies, if you then survive
Fastumgel, Bystrumgel can be used, well, or chondroxide.
Cabbage leaf put in boiling water for a couple of seconds, smear with honey and bind a bandage overnight on your aching joints.
How long should I do?
And yet you will not forget about the pain in the joints.
There are many such ointments. I will tell you that it helps me personally. Voltaren-gel + more tablets with the same name. Together they give a good effect. But everything will go to the doctor, you can not cure ointments, the physician will prescribe physiotherapy, it also helps. When vohmoznosi apply to the knees cabbage leaf.
There is a very good remedy for joint diseases. Very simple and cheap. The most expensive component is a good drink. The best is a medical alcohol or a quality moonshine with a strength of more than 60%.It is important that the alcohol is pure, therefore, vodka is not very suitable - it contains glycerin. Now it will be spring - collect a jar( preferably three liters) of yellow dandelion heads. The bank should be packed very tightly( be surprised how many of them there fit).All this yellow ugliness pour alcohol and clean in a warm dark place. In three months, a remedy for rubbing the joints will be ready. Acts amazingly. And it also acts on the aching muscles. Quickly relieves pain and heals.
I was at the doctor a week ago with the same problem. I prescribed vodka compresses, tablets Naid 1 x 2 times a day, Dolobene-gel smear, and physiotherapy.
Cream for the joints and spine - called "Bonavtilin."Ask at the pharmacy. Produces honey.center DENAS MS Ekaterinburg
walnut septums infused with vodka, wash
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