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Avi Medical helps you with arthritis

The clinical picture of arthritis refers to a disorder that is associated with painful inflammationof the joints. An early diagnosis and targeted treatment combats the symptoms effectively and in the long term. Our experienced doctors will accompany you at all of our locations.

What is arthritis?

Medicine understands arthritis as one Variety of different clinical pictures that cause joint inflammation with pain and joint swelling. These are divided into infectious (triggered by bacteria) and chronic arthritis (triggered by disorders of the immune system or metabolism). The main types of arthritis are:

  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • reactive Arthritis
  • gout
  • bacterial arthritis
  • septic arthritis
  • Spondyloarthritis
  • Arthritis in the context of collagen vascular diseases and vasculitis (rheumatological diseases)

When does it become arthritis?

For certain diagnosis of arthritis, the following values must be present > detected in the laboratory:   

  • very high inflammatory parameters in the blood
  • Exclusion of other diseases by X-ray
  • Bacteria and inflammatory cells in the joint puncture

What are the triggers of arthritis?

The triggers of arthritis include: 

  • at  rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, collagen vascular diseases and vasculitis: autoimmune, rheumatological diseases
  • in bacterial and septic arthritis: colonization by germs from outside (e.g. due to an accident) or “washed up” with the blood (e.g in gonorrhea or Lyme disease) 
  • in reactive arthritis: bacterial infections (often gastrointestinal or “cystitis germs”) due to an already existing rheumatological disease

What are possible symptoms of arthritis?

The typical side effects of arthritis are Joint pain that is mainly noticeable in the morning and persists even when resting. The pain improveswith exercise or exposure to cold.

Treatment of arthritis at Avi Medical

Thefirst step in the comprehensive treatment of your arthritis is diagnosis. As part of this, the specific typeof arthritis identified. This is followed by targeted therapy appropriate to the form of joint inflammation. This includes:

  • Immobilization and cooling
  • for bacterial arthritis: antibiotic therapy
  • for reactive arthritis: cortisone preparations
  • anti-inflammatory painkillers
  • in the hospital: surgical rehabilitation of the joints

The therapy at Avi Medical is also supplemented by physiotherapy as part of the aftercare