Joint degeneration and cartillage defect can be the cause of major pain. The most common type of joint degeneration is osteoarthritis. This chronic degenerative disorder greatly affects the cartilage on the ends of the bones between joints. Although it is a non-inflammatory disorder, it can be very debilitating.
Cause of joint degeneration and cartillage defect can be a result of trauma, osteochondritis, osteoarthritis and other issues. The condition is most often seen in the knee joints and often caused by distress such as a ligament injury like anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. However, the ankles, feet, hips, shoulders, spine, wrists and even fingers can also be affected. As well, the condition is often seen in the elderly, although younger people can also be affected especially after an injury.
Treatment and Therapy
There are a wide variety of treatments and therapy for joint degeneration and cartillage defect. However, it is always best to consult your physician for the best possible treatment. Depending on your condition, surgery or medications may be avoided. The best alternative treatments are physical therapy, braces and other healing methods.
Physical therapy can help decrease swelling, pain and stiffness. It can also help increase knee joint mobility. In addition, studies show that a combination of physical therapy combined with other natural therapies like mild exercise such a tai Chi and knee braces is very beneficial. In fact, some research shows that it may even prevent or delay the need for surgery.
One of the most common types of braces is for the knees. They are an excellent support for injuries or pain. In addition, they can be used to prevent knee damage such as in sports or athletic activities like hiking. Brace come is a wide array of styles and design. The more advanced models such as DJO knee braces offer different types for certain levels of cartillage defects such as mild, moderate and severe. Moreover, each type of DJO knee braces has ultimate lightweight comfort and provides the perfect fit that permits maximum knee function.
Knee braces unburden the affected part of the knee while decreasing pain and ligament tension. As well, patients can walk farther without putting undue pressure on that ligament which invariably causes pain. This is because DJO knee braces keep the knee in a stable position to curtail additional cartilage damage. In truth, the stylized knee brace helps you with a healthy lifestyle by allowing you to stay strong and keep moving, thus prolonging or preventing or the degenerative process.