This is not included to any of our classes of continuing education in massage therapy in Illinois. So, it is just for expanding your knowledge in massage science.
To explain the tactics of massage therapy in arthrosis of the knee we will go for more detailed examination of the causes of osteoarthritis. There are a lot of assumptions about the occurrence of osteoarthritis of the knee. From my observations and experience with these patients, I came to the following conclusion: The only reason of non-specific arthritis of the knee - is the failure of the ligamentous apparatus of the knee joint. The fact that the ligaments of joints grow and develop simultaneusly with bones that forming the joint . When there is an increase in bone size, ligaments stretch and thus create the maximum pull, thus directing ends of joint bones in the center, whereby they are tightly adjacent to each other in a joint capsule. In addition to tight ligaments in the centering of the articular components actively involved meniscus, which is a crescent-shaped, thus it prevents the slightest deviation from the center of the articular bones. Thus, here achieves a perfect balance and perfect biomechanics of the knee. It should be noted that the articular surfaces of bones is brittle hyaline cartilage liening and meniscus has a solid fibro-fibrous nature. With age, bone growth stops, more organic components of bone are replaced by inorganic ones, bone significantly loses moisture and begins to thin and dry and shrink in volume. With this turn of events, ligaments abruptly lose function and tensions, the joint loses its centricity, which leads to conflict between the meniscus and articular cartilage. Very often people as they age do not notice a microtrauma to the knee joint,when rise sharply or even when walking on uneven roads. The first symptoms occur when person stands up fast or standing up while sitting on his haunches, as ligaments are no longer able to keep bones centered and those bones moving at an acute angle of the joint surfaces this injures the meniscus, the split off pieces of wich start the symptom of "mouse". In this embodiment, arthrosis start. And all thanks to the loose ligaments. As you can imagine eliminate the cause is to restore centricity in the joint. For this it is necessary to strengthen the bone, cartilage and ligaments. Necessary to increase the blood circulation in the bone via peri-osteal massage, the pressure is going in a certain direction, depending on the type of arthritis and type of the meniscus damage. The healing process of the menisci and articular cartilage depends on the state of periosteum, because they nurished diffusely from the periosteum, as the blood supply to the cartilage is very limited. And the inter-articular synovial fluid also forms thru the periosteum. Therefore, therapeutic massage today is one of the leading units in the fight against osteoarthritis of the knee.
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