The human body is an amazing natural mechanism. Everything in it is thought out and perfect. The body signals about malfunctions with certain symptoms. Aching legs - this is also a "bell", informing about emerging problems. As a rule, this manifests itself when the weather changes or during the cold season. Over time, other, more severe manifestations are added.
Discomfort in the legs can be associated with diseases such as arthritis or arthrosis. Most people do not consider these manifestations to be something serious and begin to heal themselves. At the same time, they use the advice of "well-wishers" who were treated with a similar method. Thus, people often aggravate the situation. Arthrosis and arthritis are different diseases that require appropriate treatment. Unpleasant sensations in the legs are caused by various reasons.
Arthrosis - causes of occurrence
Arthrosis is a common disease. It develops when, under the influence of heavy loads, damage to a "healthy" joint occurs. This leads to primary arthrosis. If the joint is deformed under the influence of trauma, then secondary arthrosis develops over time. A metabolic disorder occurs in the diseased organ. As a result, the cartilage loses its elasticity. Over time, tissue destruction occurs, and pain occurs. Further stress leads to a deterioration in the mobility of the joint. Causes of arthrosis:
- hard work;
- excess weight;
- joint inflammation or injury;
- metabolic disease.
Arthrosis is diagnosed by X-ray. They also take a blood test and synovial fluid. Among the methods of treating the disease are physiotherapy, ultrasound, etc.
Arthritis - causes
Arthritis is an insidious disease. Doctors still cannot unequivocally name the cause of the disease. Why does a person's joints begin to become inflamed without objective reasons? The only thing that can be said is that the disease begins with a malfunction in the immune system. Stress, infection, joint injuries, hypothermia can provoke the onset. After such a "push", aggressive substances begin to accumulate in the body. As soon as their number reaches a critical mass, they begin to attack the joints, thereby causing inflammation. As a result, this leads to their deformation. In a patient with arthritis, joint mobility deteriorates over time, which leads to permanent disability.
If timely treatment is not carried out, rheumatoid arthritis will begin to affect the internal organs. Diagnosis of the disease includes immunological and biochemical blood tests, arthroscopy, radiography, and tomography. If the disease already exists, it can only be suspended. For this, antirheumatic and anti-inflammatory drugs are taken.
Do not assume that only the elderly are affected. Of all patients, 30% are in people under 35 years of age. If your feet ache, then the body is already giving a signal of a malfunction. You should immediately consult a doctor. Only after a complete diagnosis and establishment of the correct diagnosis can you start treatment.