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Joints are the points where two or more bones come together, allowing normal movement of the musculoskeletal system.

There are different types of joints, divided into:

  • Synovial (movable joints): knees, wrist joints, hips, ankles, shoulders, elbows
  • Semi-movable joints: spine
  • Immovable joints: joints of bones and pelvis

Each of them has its role and supports normal bone and muscle functions in different ways. However, when problems occur in synovial joints, the limitation is much greater because it prevents the normal movement of the extremities and results in pain, swelling, and discomfort with every movement.

Synovitis is one such inflammatory condition that occurs in large, movable joints. The condition requires timely treatment to save the cartilage and joint membrane from permanent damage.

To receive proper treatment, you need a qualified medical team and modern treatment methods, which you can find at Fizionova Center. Our professional staff, with over 20 years of experience in physical therapy and rehabilitation, successfully treats over 50 different conditions, including synovitis in any joint.

We have over 5,000 satisfied patients, each receiving an individual treatment and approach tailored to their needs. That's why we are one of the leading physiotherapy centres in Europe, and certainly the most well-known in the Balkans.

Synovitis Treatment at Fizionova Center

The treatment of synovitis at Fizionova Center begins with a medical examination. The doctors take a detailed medical history, asking when the pain and swelling first occurred, which movements are possible, which are not, and how the condition affects the normal use of the extremities. In diagnosing the condition, we also use additional procedures such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, etc. It's essential to exclude other diseases and prescribe the correct therapy.

In addition to medication therapy for pain relief, at Fizionova, you will have a precisely defined treatment protocol, which combines therapeutic procedures tailored to your health and the type of condition you have.

Focused FSWT Therapy - the latest technology for pain relief in synovitis treatment

Synovitis is treated using protocol number 631, along with Focused FSWT therapy. Doctors monitor the condition of your joint throughout the recovery process and make treatment adjustments if necessary, all with the aim of quickly relieving pain and addressing the inflammatory process.

Focused FSWT therapy involves treatment with a device that is the most advanced in all of Europe and the only one in the Balkans. It focuses on applying acoustic waves to the affected area, stimulating the regeneration of soft tissues and bones.

After just one treatment, there is a significant reduction in pain, and with repeated treatments and additional protocols to address inflammation, the situation improves. We have had good experiences with FSWT therapy and have not had cases of relapse or individuals who had to undergo FSWT treatment again with the same diagnosis.

What is Synovitis? And What Causes It?

Synovial fluid is clear and found in small quantities in joint cavities, bursae, and tendon sheaths. Synovitis occurs when there is inflammation of the synovial membrane, causing it to produce more synovial fluid than normal. This results in swelling, pain, and limited joint movement. In layman's terms, this condition is known as "water in the joint," or more commonly, "water in the knee," as one of the most common conditions that prompt patients to seek medical attention.

The exact cause of synovitis cannot be precisely determined, but it can be related to a sports injury or another disease where synovitis is just a manifestation of an underlying condition. Conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and rheumatic fever include synovitis, or swelling of the joints due to increased synovial fluid production. This condition can occur at any age, in both children and adults. Consultation with a physiatrist is necessary to properly address the inflammation and identify its primary cause.

Symptoms of Synovitis - How to Recognize Them?

The most obvious symptom of synovitis is swelling around the joint, but pain, which is sometimes the only sign of inflammation, can be just as telling that there is an issue with the joint. Movements are restricted, and joint use is hindered. If the condition is not treated in a timely manner, inflammation of the joint membrane will gradually damage the cartilage and bone, making the situation more difficult over time.

We recommend that you schedule an examination with us if you have noticed any symptoms. We will provide a diagnosis and treatment recommendations all in one place.

Knee Synovitis - How Does Knee Swelling Occur?

Knee synovitis is one of the most common inflammatory conditions associated with this condition and affects athletes, recreational athletes, older individuals, as well as children.

Causes of Knee Swelling

Knees are most affected because they are mobile and carry a lot of weight. When the membrane is overloaded, it swells, and synovitis occurs. The cause can also be attributed to inflammatory arthritis or some other rheumatological condition that causes excessive synovial fluid production.

Symptoms of Knee Synovitis

Swelling is clearly visible around the knee, appearing on the sides, as well as in the back. The knee is painful, and red, and requires rest to alleviate the symptoms, but it is important to seek treatment because the condition will only worsen otherwise, and knee mobility will decrease.

Treatments to Alleviate Knee Pain at Fizionova

Fizionova Center is the right place to resolve problems related to knee swelling. We will first establish a correct diagnosis and identify the cause of the change.

Knee synovitis also requires a specific treatment protocol, protocol number 631, in conjunction with FSWT-targeted therapy to achieve excellent results more quickly. With this condition, we regularly monitor the effects of each treatment and adjust protocols where necessary. We understand that every patient is different, of different ages, and health statuses, which means that their treatment will have different effects.

We have one goal: to free you from pain and restore free movement to your life. By timely treatment, the joint is preserved, and the progression of the disease is prevented.

Call Fizionova Center and treat synovitis correctly and on time!

It all starts with one call. Schedule an examination and check your health. If you have any problems with the musculoskeletal system, we are the right place to seek a solution.

Synovitis is just one of the dozens of diagnoses we have treated, enabling patients to resume normal life and manage the disease. Contact us for any questions and let us find a solution for you




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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:

Schedule a specialist examination by calling 011 2100 588 for the cost of 4,000 RSD.