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The condition when the mobility of the joints is limited: they bend with difficulty and pain, is called contracture. This violation is characteristic of many ailments. What if this happened? Why can not you “tear” the ossified joint or, conversely, leave it motionless for a long time? Readers Medpulse meets the trauma surgeon, Ph.D. Lev Ustimenko.
Contractures result from illness or after injuries. The most common non-traumatic diseases causing contractures are age-related ailments: arthritis and arthrosis. But other diseases also lead to joint stiffness: stroke, lack of blood supply and muscle inflammation, damage to peripheral nerves, and even … hysteria.
Therefore, it is impossible to cure any persistent contracture without a diagnosis! However, in parallel with the treatment of the underlying ailment, which is always selective, there are common ways to deal with contractures. Continue reading
“Ever since I retired and spent most of my time at home, in silence, I had a ringing in my ears. No matter which doctors I went to or what drugs I used, nothing helps. One salvation – I turn on the TV with a loud sound. But how can one live like that? What should I do? ” The neuropathologist Larisa Sinkova answers the question of the MedPulse reader.
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Tinnitus is called tinnitus – ringing, buzzing, rustling, buzzing. He overcomes most often the elderly, and usually before bedtime, in an atmosphere of complete silence. It may even interfere with sleep. Sounds are different – quieter and louder, monotonous and pulsating, constant or short-term, in one ear and in both at once. One common property: the sound is heard only to the owner of the ears. It is as if coming out from within. In fact, it is. Many auditory cells of the inner ear are equipped with sensitive hairs that move in accordance with sound vibrations, turn them into electrical signals and transmit to the brain. Continue reading