Joint pain

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In general, joint pain is one of the most common pain and the number one reason for a patient to visit a personal physician. Painful joints greatly affect the quality of life. Find out what can cause the pain in your joints. Read this article to learn what you ca do to limit the pain and keep your joints healthy.

A PEMF therapy, which you use at your own home, successfully helps you with this problem.

 

Joint pain (causes)

There are many reasons for joint pain. The cause can be degenerative changes that have been occurring for several years and are related to the patient’s aging (osteoartritis or wear and tear of the cartilage in the joint).

On the other hand, the reason for a sudden joint pain can be a sports injury (fracture, sprain, torn ligaments).

Joint pain also accompanies various diseases or conditions:

  • arthritis (inflammation of the joints),
  • osteoarthritis (wear and tear of the cartilage in the joint),
  • the thinning of the cartilage in the joint (osteoarthritis),
  • rheumatism in the joints and
  • spinal pain.
Pain in the joints, lower back pain

At some point in life, almost everyone feels LOWER BACK PAIN. Read about the causes, treatment and exercises for the lower back (follow the link).

But what is the cause of such a condition in the joints? These causes can vary, but we can be sure about two facts:

  1. with age, the cartilage in the joint becomes less flexible and elastic, thus making it more prone to wear and tear and injuries,
  2. the muscles, ligaments and other supporting structures that make up the joint become loose and no longer have the strength they once did.

Arthritis – inflammation of the joint

Inflammation of the joint is the most common cause of joint pain. Arthritis is a rheumatic disease of the joints that includes about 100 various diseases. You can read more about arthritis and what types are the most common, and also about the causes of joint inflammation in the article: Arthritis – what is it?

Osteoarthritis – wear and tear of the joints

Osteoarthritis is the disease that most often affects the elderly: as many as 80% of the population over the age of 55 suffer from it.

Wear and tear of the joints hurts a lot. The cartilage in the joint gets worn out, which is really bad, because the cartilage is responsible for the smooth mobility of the joint. Pain can move from one joint to another and restrict a person’s movement.

Today’s medicine can detect even the slightest wear and tear of the cartilage in the joint and then the doctor prescribes certain medications, including physical therapy and proper exercise.

Osteoarthritis

This image clearly shows what happens when a joint wears out and osteoarthritis occurs in the joint.
In a worn out joint, the cartilage fractures and the bone gets damaged, both causing pain with each movement.
You can read more about this type of joint pain by visiting the page: Osteoarthritis.

Joint injury

Joint injury is often the cause of joint pain. The most common joint injuries are:

– bone fracture,

– sprain,

– damaged cruciate ligament.

Risk factors for joint pain

Risk factors for joint pain are definitely our habits and the work we do. We can do a lot for our healthy joints if we start at a young age. To keep our joints healthy we need to exercise properly and use proper posture in all activities.

It is necessary to also mention the factors, which we have no control over, namely hereditary factors; for example joints that are deformed at birth,  leg length difference…

This is a list of some of the most important risk factors for painful joints that we need to be watchful for:

  • physical effort,
  • forced posture at work,
  • insufficient activity,
  • unsuitable bed,
  • being overweight,
  • professional sports.

The most common areas of pain

Pain is the most common in the finger and toe joints, as well as in the large joints such as:

  • knees,
  • shoulder,
  • hip,
  • ankle.

joint pain - knee

KNEE PAIN is common because this joint carries the weight of our body and is subject to heavy loads.

Knee pain

The most common cause of knee pain is degenerative change. By this we mean wear and tear of the knee, which is professionally called knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by repeated movements or overloading the knee. It can happen because of a job that involves lifting heavy loads or sports activities.

Osteoarthritis of the knee often leads to inflammation of the knee, because free fragments in the joint cause inflammation. Inflammation of the knee is also called knee arthritis, which is a rheumatic disease.

Often an injury is the cause of knee pain.

With wear and tear magnetic therapy is of great help. It does not only relieve pain, but also inhibits further decomposition of cartilage in the joint and in the long run, also restores it.

This fact is also confirmed by medical research (1); follow the link below to read it.

 Shoulder pain

Shoulder pain is common and very uncomfortable for the patient. At the same time it makes it difficult for a doctor to make an accurate diagnosis. There are many causes of shoulder pain:

– shoulder impingement syndrome,

– frozen shoulder,

– accumulation of calcium in the joint,

– acute tendinitis,

– osteoarthritis of the shoulder joints,

– a common diagnosis is also bursitis (inflammation of the bursae) or inflammation of the long head of the biceps tendon.

joint pain - shoulder

Shoulder pain is uncomfortable, because it is difficult to sleep on the side where the shoulder hurts. At the same time the pain complicates daily tasks. The patient consults with the doctor and, if necessary, an imaging of the shoulder is performed to make the diagnosis easier. Once the diagnosis is made, the doctor decides whether to prescribe physical therapy that includes magnetic therapy.

If the patient has difficulty lifting their arm above their head, a visit to the doctor is necessary.

Ankle pain

The ankle belongs to complicated joints in a human body. At the same time the ankle is one of the most burdened joints.

The most common cause of ankle pain is an injury that most commonly occurs during sports activity and is well known to us all, an ankle sprain.

Wear and tear of the cartilage in the ankle is also very common. It is called osteoarthritis. This certainly causes pain in the joint, that gradually becomes worse. It needs special systematic treatment so a visit to the doctor is a must.

Ankle pain

Ankle pain can also be caused by GOUT – arthritis caused by uric acid in the joint. The disease most often attacks the main joint of the big toe. The cause of gout is a metabolic disorder when too much uric acid is formed in the body, which then accumulates in the form of uric crystals in the joint. This can also happen in the ankle joint, causing ankle pain.

Finger and toe joints

Pain in finger joints is very common, because it is the most common for arthritis to attacks the joints of the fingers first. Affected fingers are recognized by hard swelling and redness of the joints and the area is painful to the touch. This type of arthritis is more specifically called rheumatoid arthritis and can also affect younger people.

Gout is a type of joint inflammation that most commonly affects the big toe joint. It is a type of arthritis where the cause of toe inflammation is a metabolic disease; the uric acid accumulates in the joint in the form of uric crystals.

Joint pain (treatment)

Treating joint pain is complex, because your personal physician first need to use a variety of techniques to determine the cause of your pain. Based on the image diagnostics or other tests, a diagnosis is made and treatment is determined.

The treatment process also includes educating the patient about his illness so that he can understand better what is allowed and what is not good for him.

Treatment includes pain medication and/or anti-inflammatory medication prescribed by the doctor and educating the patient about his disease and what he can do himself for healthy joints. Treatment also includes:

  • relieving pain in the joint,
  • rest,
  • pain medication,
  • anti-inflammatory medication,
  • proper physical activity,
  • suitable weight,
  • physical therapy.

What you yourself can do for the joint pain?

For your own healthy joints you’re the one who can do the most. Make sure you use the correct posture from a young age on, be careful during sports where the joints are strained a lot and take care of your body weight. These are the basics for healthy joints.

It should also be mentioned that the kind of bed you sleep in and the shoes you wear are very important. A custom-made shoe insoles are also recommended for people with painful joints.

If you’re already experiencing joint pain, it is necessary for you to find out what kind of exercises are appropriate and to make sure you carry them out properly.

PEMF therapy to ease the joint pain

Because joint pain is very uncomfortable and lowers your quality of life, Magus Magnetic Therapy can help you reduce pain and restore joint mobility.

You can help yourself – at your own home – and your joint pain will no longer shape your everyday life. Wear and tear of the joints is slowed down and even stopped, the joints become more flexible and the pain subsides. The advantages of Magus Magnetic Therapy are:

  • easy to use, no complicated instructions,
  • no side effects,
  • suitable for users of all ages,
  • for use at home in bed or in front of the TV…
Arthritis in toes

Research has confirmed the effectiveness of magnetotherapy

(2): A study of the influence of a magnetic field in case of a joint disease

The conclusion of a large study, that was done with more than 3,000 patients during the span of eleven years, led to the realization: “A magnetic therapy is an excellent therapy for joint issues.”

Joint pain (exercises)

Exercises for painful joints are tailored to an individual, but no matter the issue, a patient with joint pain should remain active. The human joints are made for movement and if we do not stretch them they become even more stiff and they lose their original function.

Also, by strengthening the muscles around the joint, we ensure greater stability of the joint. Consequently the joint is burdened with less strain, because part of the burden is transfered to the adjoining muscles.

If you start your workout without a warm up, it is very likely that your joints will be in greater pain. Especially after your over 40 years old. As the years go by, muscles and ligaments in a human body become more stiff and they need to be prepared for every physical effort. A few minutes of walking or stretching will suffice.

Knee exercises

You can relieve your knee pain by strengthening the thigh muscle. Strong thigh muscle stabilizes the knee joint and relieves it from carrying all the burden. Exercises are carried out in a sitting position, where you lift your leg to a horizontal position. It is best to do more repetitions (for example, three sets of 15). Once you are able to carry out this exercise effortlessly, you can add additional weight to your ankles and perform the same exercise with a weight. A rubber band can also be helpful. You place it around your knees and perform various exercises.

Joint pain - exercises

Shoulder exercises

While doing shoulder exercises, shoulders should never bent for more than 90 degrees. Do not raise your arms above your head. While lifting your arms up, turn your palms upside, this will increase the opening of the shoulder joint and reduce the possibility of rubbing and pinching the tendons in the shoulder joint. Yoga and pilates improve mobility and flexibility of joints. They also make joint stabilizing muscles and tendons stronger, which improves your posture.

 

( 1 ): magnetic pulse treatment for knee osteoarthritis

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH JOINT PAIN:

Why do I have joint pain?

The cause can be wear and tear – osteoarthritis, inflammation of the joint – arthritis or joint injury.

 

When do I need to consult a doctor if I have joint pain?

A visit to the doctor is necessary when the pain does not subside even after there is no strain on the joint or when you’re resting.

 

Can I do something to help myself at home, if I have joint pain?

Yes. Magus Magnetic Therapy is a great method for worn out joints because it relieves pain and restores joint mobility.

 

What does magnetic therapy do to the joints to make it helpful?

Magnetic therapy helps with restoring the entire joint, because it works on the cells in the deep tissue, including the cartilage, which is often the cause of pain.

 

If I have joint pain, how do I know if I have arthritis or osteoarthritis?

If the joint is painful, swollen, red, and warm to the touch, it means you have an inflammation, and it is most likely arthritis. You might also have a slight fever.

However, if the joint is painful, swollen and you have difficulty moving it, the cause is most likely worn out cartilage in the joint, which is called osteoarthritis.

 

Does magnetic therapy like the perform it while doing physical therapy help with arthritis and osteoarthritis?

Yes, magnetic therapy helps in both cases because of the way it effects the human body.

 

Am I allowed to exercise if I have joint pain?

Of course. Regular workout or exercises to strengthen the muscles around the painful joint are highly recommended.

 

What exercises am I allowed to do at home if I have joint pain?

If you have joint pain, you are allowed to do exercises to strengthen the muscles around the joint and stretching exercises. What is important here, is that you carry out the exercises properly and not the number of repetitions.

Tina Stifter

My name is Tina and I have been involved in Magus magnetic therapy pad since its inception. I have a lot of knowledge about magnetic therapy and I’m learning more and more about it every day, mostly from Magus pad users and also the magnetotherapy experts.

In addition to working with my clients, I enjoy traveling and sports, I am married and a mother to two boys.