Arthritis of the joints - Description and treatment

Do you feel severe pain in the joints? Are your joints stiff and swollen? If these symptoms linger, it can mean you are suffering from arthritis of the joints. Arthritis of the joints can have various forms. Timely diagnosis is important for decelerating the development of the disease.

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Arthritis of the Joints description of diagnosis and treatment
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Characteristics of Arthritis of the Joints and its Causes

Arthritis of the joints is one of the common causes of joint pain. It is an inflammatory joint disease. Its symptoms are swelling, redness and limited mobility.

There are many types of arthritis. The most common ones affecting joints are:

  • rheumatoid arthritis (chronic system auto-immune disease),
  • Bekhterev‘s disease (chronic inflammatory disease of the spine),
  • osteoarthritis (degenerative disease affecting big joints]
  • gout (chronic metabolic disease affecting joints)
  • Psoriatic arthritis (joint affected during psoriasis).

Rheumatoid arthritis causes the immune system to attack its own tissues. Its symptoms are swelling, high temperature locally, sensitivity, pain and decreased functionality. The inflammation eventually progresses into destruction and deformation of the joint. This stage is call progressive polyarthritis or rheumatism. 

Rheumatism most commonly affects middle-aged women. The most frequent areas affected are the small joints of the hand, wrist, astragal and even hips and knees. At the time of acute pain, lack of appetite, tiredness and general increase in temperature are suffered. The causes of the disease are not known.

Risk factors for development of the disease are:

  • overweight and obesity,
  • injuries,
  • excess strain on the joints with unsuitable long-term repeated movements.

Arthritis of the Joints Treatment – Rid yourself of the Issue

Treatment of arthritis (inflammation of the joints) is based on reducing pain and decelerating the development of the disease.

A wide variety of drug groups are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Medicine treatment using non-steroid antirheumatics is utilised to decelerate the inflammatory process.

Inflammation can be supressed in its development by administering corticosteroids.

Apart from conventional synthetic disease modifying anti-rheumatics (most commonly methotrexate) there are other substances in the group of biological and targeted synthetic disease modifying drugs (e.g. anti-TNF-α antibodies, biological medicaments with a different mechanism effect, targeted synthetic inhibitors, etc.) These drugs can be used individually or in combination.

  • Osteoarthritis – degenerative disease affecting big joints.
  • Non-steroid antirheumatics – non-steroid medicament with analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effect.
  • Analgesic effect – effect suppressing pain.

Physical rehabilitation and spa treatment promotes mobility of affected joints, decelerates progression of the disease and supresses some of the symptoms – mainly pain and swelling.

A wide range of methods is used – from gymnastics, through physical therapy (massages, baths, local application of cold – cryotherapy), utilising electric current, magnetic field to polarised light. Surgical treatment offers yet more options.

Within the rehabilitation treatment low-frequency pulsed magnetic therapy has its place in treating some symptoms of arthritis of the joints as it utilises the analgesic, anti-swelling and healing effects with the support of anti-inflammatory effect.

Home applications are a huge convenience which allows the patient to continue intensive rehabilitation at home, out of hospital facilities.

Patented 3D Biomag pulsed therapy. How does it work?

The basic principle of 3D Biomag magnetic therapy is generating electromagnetic pulses. The generated pulses can penetrate through layers of clothing and even body tissues to the place of application. These pulses have specially developed biotropic parameters (e.g. frequency, profile, intensity), thanks to which the pulsed magnetotherapy affects various health conditions.

The term pulse magnetic therapy is most commonly used for physiotherapy using the principle of electromagnetic pulses. The abbreviation PEMF is used in order to be concise.

Patented 3D Biomag technology ensures more precise and uninterrupted pulse profiles, enhances output, and allows pulses to come from various angles.

Pulsed magnetic therapy is not meant to treat arthritis of the joints itself. Such treatment can only be recommended by a physician. Magnetic therapy application is used on symptoms such as pain, swelling and inflammation.

Important information

Carefully read the user guide provided by the producer and consult a physician about your health before using any medical device.

Biomag® Lumina 3D-e is an active therapeutic device – a medical device for individual use or in combination with other medical treatment and devices as a supplemental therapy within a comprehensive treatment plan.

The goal of Biomag® low frequency pulsed magnetic field therapy is to utilise its biological effects on tissue in a way that helps mitigate some symptoms. These symptoms are primarily pain, swelling, spasms, and changes in microcirculation. It also promotes healing and mitigates those symptoms that can be influenced by these effects.

Physiological changes in tissue after application of Biomag® magnetic therapy occur due to pain mitigation and vasodilation of capillaries and precapillaries, which leads to the following treatment effects:

  • pain-relieving – analgesic, reduces pain
  • healing – promoting regeneration, anti-inflammatory
    and anti-rheumatic effects
  • anti-swelling – reduces swelling (oedema)
    myorelaxing – relaxes muscles
  • vasodilating – improves microcirculation in particular
  • metabolic-detoxifying – accelerates the elimination
    of toxins and metabolites

Intended for use on intact skin through a protective layer, e.g., disposable or other sanitary pads.

When using the Biomag® Lumina 3D-e device it is necessary to follow the Principles of safety operation together with Contraindications/Indications and use it in compliance with the specified environmental requirements. Basic safety information is shown on the device display as well.

Devices and applicators of Biomag pulsed magnetic therapy are not to be used with any of the following contraindications. Not respecting these contraindications can lead to damaged health of the patient and the device operator!

If unsure whether you understand the following list of contraindications and guidelines of safe operation of the device, use these contacts. You may prevent possible issues.

  • Pregnancy
  • Pacemaker
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Menstrual bleeding
  • Tumours
  • Severe sepsis
  • Fevers
  • Active Tuberculosis
  • Mycosis in the application area
  • Seizure disorders
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Adrenal gland hyperfunction
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Disorders of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland
  • Psychoses
  • Pain of unknown origin
  • Undetermined diagnosis
  • Contradiction to treatment recommended by a physician

If you own the AL16-LUM polarised light applicator, further contraindications are:

  • Shining directly in one’s eyes (applicable in case of applying polarised light)
  • With metabolic disorders, where skin becomes photosensitive and while using photostimulating substances (applicable in case of applying polarised light)

Side effects:
While applying treatment, special caution should be paid to patients with hypertension and        hypotension (or with predisposition to it).
Individual effects and using magnetic therapy need to be judged upon particular conditions and reactions of individual patients.

In case of unexpected reaction, immediately cease application! Proceeding with application is recommended only after seeing your attending physician based on the recommended course of action.

This list of contraindications is only general. Always heed list of contraindications in the updated version of the original guide. This guide was provided to you by the        producer along with your device.