Can Calcification Of The Knee Heal Normally?
I want to ask, my mother a year of coronary heart disease after treatment gradually improved but what is now felt left leg swell from the thighs to the calf until the soles of the feet hurt so difficult to walk. Already treated until injected 2x his knee and the X-ray. The diagnosis of X-ray is caused by calcification at 3 points, arthritis and rheumatism. I want to ask in the future, can it be cured or not? Thanks
Hello Ms. Yuli Thare, thank you for consulting us on HealthReplies.com. Based on the information you have submitted, the possibility of diagnosis is a medical condition called osteoarthritis. In this condition, inflammation of the joints lasts for a long time, which is due to the bearing on the bone which wears out over time and is usually synonymous with increasing one's age (the aging process).
Until now there has not yet been found a definitive cause of the depletion of these joint pads. However, there are several factors known to affect thinning of the joint bearings, including:
the sex where women are more at risk than men
type of work
overweight / obese
If returned to your mother's condition, the calcification level tends to be in the advanced phase / grade III. Based on the relationship of risk factors that we mentioned earlier where the age factor also affects, then to get a 100% cure is a difficult thing, where this has also never been found in medicine, even though treatment was chosen by performing joint replacement surgery, but this is actually can cause new complaints that become the effect of the operation performed.
During this treatment in osteoarthritis is intended to reduce pain that can reduce the quality of life of a person, but also to slow down the process of thinning of the joints that will still continue with age. Factors that can affect the acceleration or slowing of joint depletion in addition to age are other factors such as drugs consumed, daily activities, body weight supported, and also physiotherapy. The spirit to continue living life and support from close family will certainly also improve the quality of life of someone with osteoarthritis, so this is very necessary to prolong one's life expectancy. So that we can convey, hopefully answer. thanks.