Dr. med. Dieter Hoffmann - Orthopädie Leonberg
Dr. med. Dieter Hoffmann - Orthopädie Leonberg

Arthrosis Therapy

Roughly 15 million people in Germany suffer from arthrosis (painful degenerative joint disease).
The process starts insidiously and many people concerned have an inherited defect.

 

How does arthrosis develop?

Healthy joints consist of two surfaces moving against one another and are coated with an elastic skin (cartilage layer) as a protection against pressure and friction. This protective cartilage layer can become significantly thinner and rougher due to akinesia, overweight, abnormal biomechanical stress (e.g. knock knees or bow legs) as well as with increasing age and wear. This may expose the bones at specific locations, the joints can no longer glide, they rub against each other and may even deform.

 

The natural regeneration of cartilage can no longer compensate for this abrasion and the consequential loss of substance of the cartilage layer. This often results in a great deal of pain and a restriction of the joint movement since the nerves of the outer bone layer are very sensitive. For this reason, many people concerned feel the urgent need to go easy on their joints.

 

The initial stage of the disease pattern is called chondromalacia. The later stage when the cartilage has been used up is called degenerative joint disease.

 

Arthrosis therapies

The appropriate arthrosis therapy is always selected individually.

The primary objective of the arthrosis therapy is to preserve the mobility of the joints for as long as possible and reactivate the dysfunctional metabolism.

 

Our therapy spectrum for degenerative joint diseases ranges from physiotherapy and metabolism adjustment to the administration of antiphlogistics, pulsed electromagnetic field and pulsed signal field therapy right up to the treatment with active ingredients from natural medicine. In the context of joint pain, natural active ingredients such as hyaluronan preparations are very recommendable and act in support of an arthrosis therapy. Regular physiotherapy, the compensation of muscular dysbalance and gentle sport like cycling, swimming or Nordic walking may considerably improve your state of health and the downward spiral.

 

After a thorough examination, we shall be pleased to discuss all the options of modern surgical and non-surgical arthrosis therapies with you in a personal conversation. In agreement with you, we will decide on the therapy that is best for you.

 

Trust us, we are pleased to counsel you!