Fizionova Center is the right place to treat these and similar conditions that occur in soft tissues and the musculoskeletal system. We successfully treat over 50 diseases, including various forms of arthritis.
Our goal is to free the patient from pain and restore their freedom of movement, something they often lose when their joints are affected. We have a professional team, state-of-the-art equipment, and a modern facility that enables us to address even the most complicated conditions.
Whether you have a genetic predisposition or have started feeling pain during movement, call us and schedule an examination. Let our physiatrists determine the issue and prescribe the necessary therapy because timely treatment can lead to much better results.
Read our advice and address physiatric problems in a timely manner – you know the right place for that!
What is arthritis?
Arthritis encompasses a group of conditions that cause inflammation in the joints. The disease progresses gradually and significantly limits movement. It is no wonder that arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability, affecting both children and adults.
The most common forms include osteoarthritis, osteoarthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, juvenile arthritis, and gout, and they arise for various reasons and at different ages.
Treatment and relief of arthritis in Fizionova
Treatment at Fizionova starts with an accurate diagnosis, as arthritis has numerous subtypes, making it clear that the diagnosis is the foundation of everything. Based on this, treatment protocols are prescribed, and we have as many as four: Protocol No. 1, Protocol No. 3, Protocol No. 5, Protocol No. 31, and Protocol No. 611, in addition to FSWT-focused therapy, provide an excellent combination for treating all conditions.
Rheumatoid arthritis is by far the most commonly treated form, affecting both small and large joints in the body. Depending on the joints affected, there will be an impact on normal functioning, but pain, limited movement, and increasing difficulty in using the joint will certainly be present. Our specialists create a specific treatment plan for each patient based on prior diagnostics.
How to recognize arthritis?
Depending on the specific type, symptoms manifest differently and can occur suddenly or develop gradually.
Most often, mild joint pain and stiffness are the first signs. Pain during movement becomes more common, and the joint gradually loses its ability to withstand pressure, causing pain even at rest.
The joint may become warm, swelling can occur, and over time, the joint loses its function, often leading to joint deformity.
However, symptoms depend on the specific diagnosis, and treatment will be different. This is the first step towards proper treatment of these joint changes.
Which joints are most commonly affected by arthritis?
At Fizionova, we have encountered various forms of arthritis, but the most commonly treated areas of the body are as follows:
Arthritis of the hand
Arthritis of the hand is more common and initially affects the joints of the hand, then spreads to larger joints. It can be challenging to perform tasks that require stability and hand strength, and pain becomes increasingly common.
Arthritis of the fingers
A characteristic form is arthritis of the fingers, in which as the disease progresses, joint deformity occurs, making them less mobile. Precise tasks such as buttoning, sewing with a needle, and writing become more difficult.
Knee arthritis develops either as a degenerative problem or as a result of an inflammatory process related to cartilage in the joint. Knees bear a significant load and play a crucial role, so joint pain and limited movement can significantly hinder normal functioning.
Temporomandibular joint arthritis
Temporomandibular joint arthritis affects the jaw joint, making chewing and jaw movement difficult. Pain occurs during speech and drinking liquids, and later during rest.
These are just a few of the most common areas that can be affected by inflammation, but joints such as the shoulders, feet, and elbows often hurt as well. We have had the opportunity to treat both small and large joints and know how to treat them without compromising their condition while achieving good results.
What is rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a subtype of arthritis that occurs as a result of inflammation within the joint, created by an overactive immune response. In other words, this is an autoimmune disease that presents itself as synovitis, which gradually destroys the knee cartilage, thus destroying its function.
Most often, this rheumatic disease affects women in their fifth and sixth decades of life. There is no prevention, but it is essential to detect the disease as early as possible and begin treatment, which slows down the disease, keeping the joints functional.
In addition to these main causes of pain, the cause can also be a psychological condition or tumours. It is crucial to approach the problem correctly and then work on a solution.
Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms - What causes Rheumatoid arthritis
The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is not clearly understood, but it is known that it occurs because the immune system attacks joint cartilage and destroys it. Some believe that genetics also play a role, as well as viral or bacterial infections. Doctors believe that external influences have a significant impact on the development of the disease.
Our primary concern at Fizionova is to determine which joints are affected and how severely they are affected by changes, and based on that, we prescribe the correct therapy.
Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis at Fizionova Center with appropriate FSWT therapy
For treating rheumatoid arthritis, as well as for all other forms of arthritis, it is essential to make an accurate diagnosis and then prescribe the appropriate therapy.
We use Protocol No. 1, Protocol No. 3, Protocol No. 5, Protocol No. 31, Protocol No. 611, and focused FSWT therapy, which helps slow down the disease and preserve the normal function of the joints.
Focused FSWT Therapy for Rheumatic Arthritis
FSWT therapy is carried out using a device that emits high-density acoustic waves that activate growth hormones in the targeted area and stimulate the regeneration of both bones and soft tissues.
After the first therapy, pain is reduced by 30%, and after the entire cycle, the affected joint is in much better condition than before therapy. This helps us implement other procedures within the protocol, thus slowing down the progression of arthritis and joint destruction while working on restoring flexibility and full range of motion.
Fizionova Center - Where Pain Stops
Arthritis requires a thorough examination and correct therapy prescription because this is the only way to preserve joint function and eliminate pain. We helped over 10,000 patients during our 20 years of work experience. Call us and become one of them.
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SCHEDULE A PHYSIATRIST'S EXAMINATION
Dr Jelena Kluz-Đurđević, a specialist in physical medicine
After a conversation with the patient, Dr. Jelena will conduct an examination to obtain a more comprehensive view of your health status, helping to determine whether it's an injury or a diagnosis.
The examination lasts for 30 minutes and includes: