- How are musculoskeletal diseases treated in Marianske Lazne?
- Bone diseases
- Joint disorders
- Muscle disorders
- Back and spine pains
- The following hotels can be of help
Exercise and motion is absolutely essential to man. When anything obstructs the ability to move, it is wrong. The locomotive system disorders include many unpleasant and at the same time relatively widespread problems affecting patients across all age categories. However, experts in Marianske Lazne know how to relieve you from such ailments. There is a good reason why this spa is proverbial for the local locomotive system therapy.
The musculoskeletal system includes bones, joints, and muscles, and the disease often affects multiple elements at the same time. The most frequent diseases are of degenerative character (arthrosis) if we do not count injury (trauma), which is number one among negative impacts on the locomotive system. Autoimmune diseases are widespread as well, usually they are a part of a bigger problem affecting other organs as well.
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system are very frequent, in particular in elderly persons. They are painful, mostly chronic, and they restrict the movement. This despite the fact that many can be prevented by correct body posture and a healthy lifestyle. Many ailments affecting the musculoskeletal system are caused by obesity, lack of physical activity, or unilateral and inadequate physical strain (e.g. in sports).
How are musculoskeletal diseases treated in Marianske Lazne?
The local spa procedures focus on treating most varied degenerative disorders of the musculoskeletal system (backbone and big joints), such as arthrosis and arthritis. For these purposes, chiropractic, ultrasound, and varied electrotherapy and hydrotherapy types are used. These methods may alleviate back pain and consequences of orthopaedic operations.
You will get relief even in the case that you suffer from osteoporosis, not only thanks to spa cures, but also by using the Rudolph Spring, unique mineral water containing a large quantity of calcium.
Bones may be affected in multiple ways. They are often related to degenerative processes affecting primarily joints. The causes may also include inborn and hereditary defects, inflammations, or metabolic diseases. The last group includes also the widespread osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis, or the thinning of bone tissue, is a disease causing a loss of bone mass. It is a very frequent disease, in particular in the older part of the population. It affects every sixth man and even every third woman and it counts among the most frequent causes of death of the elderly.
The disease is based on the fact that bones lacking sufficient tissue are fragile and vulnerable to fractures. The risk factors include a higher age, menopause, lack of physical activity, wrong eating habits and a lack of mineral substances required for proper bone structure, i.e. calcium, vitamin D, zinc, copper, etc.
As mentioned above, the drinking cure in Marianske Lazne has a very positive effect on the treatment of osteoporosis. A sun bed is beneficial as well, and also a pearl bath, or pulse magnetotherapy, which you can try e.g. in the Centralni Lazne hotel.
The most frequent diseases of the musculoskeletal system include difficulties with joints. The most widespread joint disease is arthrosis, or a non-inflammatory degenerative process affecting in particular big joints (shoulders, knees, hips), and also the spine. It is in principle a progressive wear of the cartilage, which mostly affects persons above the age of 50. The cartilage loses its elasticity and strength, it is thinning and cracks form in it. Its surface is not smooth any more, and the movement thus causes a greater friction.
Arthrosis can be identified by pain, which typically occurs during movement, when getting up or during other types of strain. It can substantially limit the ability to move, impair the quality of life and it can result in disability. It originates mostly in incorrect body posture, lack of physical activity and long-term overstraining of joints. Obesity has its great share in causing this condition.
The treatment of arthrosis in Marianske Lazne is performed by the already mentioned electrotherapy and hydrotherapy (e.g. Scottish showers), underwater massage, gas injections, peat compressions and bog packs, or mineral baths with special additives. You can try these procedures e.g. in Centralni Lazne or Nove Lazne hotels.
Another widespread joint disorder is arthritis (rheumatic arthritis), an inflammatory disease affecting mostly small joints of upper and lower extremities. This disease often affects also the younger generation and it can occur as early as in the age of 20 to 40 years. It occurs due to a chronic inflammation and deterioration of the cartilage structure, which is then gradually thinning, it becomes less flexible, its surface is rougher; this increases friction and reduces the softening of impacts on the bone under the cartilage, which then fractures.
Unfortunately, there are no visible symptoms at the beginning, the pains arrive at an advanced stage of the disease when the inflammation occurs. Also in this case, the risk factor is overweight, but genetic influences, infections, and weakened immunity may play a certain role as well.
Many people think that rheumaticism affects only joints. The truth is that it is in particular a serious disruption of the immune system, which spontaneously harms tissues and causes a chronic inflammation in them. Rheumatism may not only affect joints but also lungs or heart. This is happening over a long period. In any case, rheumatism is very painful and limiting. It can be brought to our attention not only by pain in joints but also by prolonged healing of injuries, numbness and tingling in hands or anaemia, or morning stiffness.
Another reasons for its emergence can be a metabolic disorder causing excessive amounts of uric acid depositing in tissues. This type of arthritis is called gout, or “the disease of kings”, which occurs mostly in men over 40 years of age.
To alleviate pain and improve the quality of life, apart from medicaments, also the spa treatment in Marianske Lazne helps.
The most frequent muscle problems arise due to neurological reasons (muscular dystrophy, traumatic diseases of peripheral nerves), systemic disorders of connecting tissue or infectious inflammations.
These are experienced most frequently due to unilateral overstraining of muscles, or unexpected strain, e.g. in sports, or manual work (tennis elbow, tendon inflammations). Overstrained muscles can be relieved by sanarium, vibrosauna and varied baths or packs.
Back and spine pains
Back pain is not exactly a disease. It is rather a symptom of something being out of order. It is often related to incorrect body posture or unhealthy lifestyle. It can be caused also by overstraining or overloading muscles due to heavy work, sport, fall, lifting excessive loads, or pregnancy. It can also be a symptom of a kidney infection, shingles, or even the prostate cancer.
Just a quarter of back pains truly mean a disease of spine and its adjacent structures. It can indicate damaged discs, joints, or ligaments. A highly unpleasant condition is lumbago, which is sudden pain appearing after bending or rotating the spine. If it is accompanied by overstraining or rupturing ligaments between vertebrae and a consequent inflammation. Another cause of pain can be a slipped disc, osteoporosis, arthritis, inflammation, cancer, bone injury, degenerative changes in the spine area (stiffening, e.g. age-related), or a damage to spine due to injury.