Arthrosis | Self-healing

If the disturbances are slight, it may be useful to do the following:


Arthrosis | Prevention

The objective to reach is the prevention of arthrosis and limitation of the complications it brings if it appears.  Firstly, axial and postural defects such as scoliosis, dysmetria, incorrect plantar support must be corrected with the help of specific arch supports, corrective orthosis and posture exercises.


Arthrosis | Therapy

Therapy for arthrosis consists in the correct prevention of its appearance and complications.

Once arthrosis starts, it is treated using pharmacological therapy (symptomatic, controprotectors), physiokinesis therapy and, in more serious cases, surgery (arthoprothesis)

Physiokinesis therapy differs according to the clinical phase:


Arthrosis | Diagnosis

Diagnosis is based on a correct case history, objective examination and instrumental diagnosis.
Doctors should above all evaluate the posture and alignment of the back and lower limbs. They should then carefully evaluate painful joints by identifying possible swelling, measuring articulation and evaluating strength and possible neurological deficits.


Arthrosis | Causes

Above all age. Clearly with the passing of time the joint structures undergo involutive phenomena which cause them to be less able to support “work loads”.  In spite of this even young people can have arthrosis, above all following traumas or serious misalignments.


Arthrosis | Symptoms

Arthrosis is a degenerative process of the joints that begins in the cartilage and subsequently moves into the bone tissue.  It is the most common illness of the joints and affects more than 5 million people in Italy, but its prevalence is destined to increase because of the rise in the average age and the frequency of the associated risk factors.

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