Climbing stairs, going for long walks or carrying heavy shopping bags – arthrosis transforms many formerly natural everyday activities into an increasing challenge because pain and restricted mobility are among the characteristic symptoms of this degenerative joint disorder. Triggers of arthrosis include wrongly applied strain over a longer time, injuries or congenital damage to the cartilage.
The beginnings of arthrosis
Arthrosis begins with age related signs of wear on the joint cartilage. While healthy cartilage – together with the synovial fluids – ensures smooth gliding movements of the bones, a defective cartilage layer causes pain and stiff joints. Cold, damp weather and strain such as walking down stairs increase the problems. The so-called start-up pain is also typical for arthrosis. This means that after a longer pause, the first movements are especially painful. As the illness advances, pain while at rest, night time pain and joint blockades often develop additionally.
Effective relief with arthrosis
In any arthrosis therapy, there is one basic rule: stay active without overloading the joint. In this, important support is provided by bandages and orthotics which are developed especially for arthrosis, such as the Genu Arthro. They relieve strain on the joints, allowing the user greater mobility in everyday life.