Applied physiotherapy for gout: laser, microwave heating, “Vitafon” and other techniques reduce pain and inflammation, accelerate recovery processes without consequences for the body. Do not neglect the doctor’s prescription, even in the absence of a visible effect, the procedures improve the effect of drugs and contribute to a speedy recovery.
Causes and symptoms
The development of gout can be triggered by:
- excessive load on the joint;
- joint operation;
- taking diuretics;
- alcohol abuse.
Signs of the disease:
- intense pain at night;
- limited movement, deformation;
- joint inflammation, swelling, and redness;
- high temperature;
- gouty nephropathy;
- the formation of topuses 5 years after the first signs of the disease appear.
Physiotherapy to treat gout
During the period of exacerbations, the patient is put on bed rest. It is desirable that, in addition to taking medications, the patient can undergo a complex of fortifying procedures and follow a diet. This helps to relieve pain faster and improve the effect of the pills. You can combine treatment in a hospital or a health resort. It helps to normalize the circulation processes in the affected joint:
- laser therapy;
- mud therapy;
- warming compresses and applications;
- ozokerite, paraffin;
- hydro and balneotherapy;
- magnetotherapy, etc.
Laser for gout
Improves metabolic and microcirculation processes. The power of the apparatus is up to 20 mW. It is used for microcrystalline arthropathy. This symptom is typical for older patients, more susceptible to side effects from drug treatment for gout. The advantages of the technique include the complete absence of negative reactions of the body and an effective reduction in the pain effect.
The course of laser procedures allows you to reduce the dose of drugs taken and the load on the body. The effectiveness of the technique is enhanced by the action of different types of rays. Applicable spectra:
- pulsed laser;
- infrared continuous;
- a magnetic field.
At later stages, quantum devices “Orion”, “Vityaz” and foreign analogues are used.Laser treatment with these devices has a positive effect on chronic inflammation of the kidneys, cleans the blood from urates, accelerates the body’s recovery and ensures a stable period of remission of gout.
D’arsonvaland gouty arthritis
The physiotherapeutic effect of the device is based on the use of a high voltage and frequency pulsed current at low strength. Physiotherapy improves nutrition in the affected tissues, increases blood circulation, and activates metabolic processes in the skin. Regular use for gout improves the state of the nervous system, increases vascular tone and strengthens the immune system. Contraindications to the use of physiotherapy:
- active pulmonary tuberculosis;
- insufficiency of blood circulation;
- cancerous tumors;
- current intolerance.
Treatment with “Vitafon” apparatus
This equipment performs massage at the cellular level. Due to its simplicity and availability, it can be used at home. Benefits of gout treatment with “Vitafon”:
- are applicable for the treatment of children and patients of the older age category;
- there are no side effects;
- does not require special training during operation;
- there are practically no contraindications.
The device stimulates cellular nutrition, cleanses the affected area from toxins and toxins, strengthens the immune system. With regular use, stem cells are removed from the bone marrow, bone tissue is regenerated. “Vitafon” works with a different range of vibrations, which provides the maximum effect in the treatment of gout and other joint diseases:
Restrictions on use:
- malignant tumors;
- thrombus formation;
- colds and other viral or infectious diseases.
Massage and gout: compatible or not?
The procedures are introduced gradually so as not to injure the diseased areas. The massage relieves pain and develops constrained areas, accelerates the absorption of exudate, strengthens and heals. It is not used during the exacerbation. For diseases of the legs, it is carried out in combination with massage of the back and pelvis. For gout, a relaxing massage is first done. When the pain subsides and the patient relaxes, you can start massaging the sore joint. The movements of the masseur are soft and smooth, rubbing, stroking and hugging are performed. In this case, the specialist constantly monitors that the joint is not pinched. The optimal effect is obtained after 10-12 sessions lasting 30-60 minutes.
What else can you do to help with gout?
So that six months after treatment the attacks do not return again, the patient needs to maintain the condition of the joints: follow a diet, add a little physical activity, and give up alcohol.
Treatment devices are not the only ones that are effective. The patient can independently perform simple exercises:
- squeeze and unclench the toes, while stretching the feet;
- rotate feet in different directions;
- “Draw” circles in the air with your big toe;
- pull forward and pull your fingers towards you.
Pulse magnetotherapy reduces intra-articular temperature, eliminates puffiness, and normalizes blood pressure. As prescribed by a rheumatologist, the patient undergoes 10 to 20 procedures. Microwave therapy with the help of electromagnetic waves heats up the affected area. At the same time, immune processes are stimulated, inflammation and pain go away. 5-12 sessions are carried out for 4-15 minutes. Removing pain is not a quick process, so it is better for a sick person to be patient and systematically follow the doctor’s recommendations.