Reactive arthritis of the joints: symptoms and treatment

Reactive arthritis and inflammatory process in joints that occurs as a result of infectious disease (often the urinary system, the reproductive organs and the gastrointestinal tract).

As a rule, it develops within a month after infection.

The reason of occurrence of reactive arthritis may also be a genetic predisposition (gen HLA-B27).

Disease occurring as a result of infections, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)are at greatest risk of men aged 20 to 40 years. For food poisoning reactive arthritis occurs with equal frequency in both genders.

Symptoms of reactive arthritis

Diagnose reactive arthritis is difficult. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop any of:

  • Pains in joints is most common reactive arthritis of the knee and elbow and metacarpal. Pain and swelling starts with them and may later spread to other joints.
  • Inflammation of the urogenital system - is observed with reactive arthritis, coming as a result of infections SPT. In men is expressed in inflammation of the urethra and prostate cancer, women uterus, vagina and the bladder.
  • Inflammation of organs of vision - reactive arthritis accompanied by inflammation of the eyes, impaired. This symptom may occur as to the affection of joints, and at the same time.

Treatment for reactive arthritis

Method of treatment for reactive arthritis depends on the pathogen, due to which the development of the disease.

As a rule, treatment is administered with some antibiotics.

Remove the inflammation of the eyes, you can use steroid drugs.

Patients with reactive arthritis shown sanatorium treatment to restore the functions of the joints (balneotherapy and mud therapy hydrojet).

You can pass the course of treatment in our rehabilitation center. Details about its cost, accommodation in medical centre and proposed procedures learn the telephone numbers (04338) 2-20-86 (round the clock) or (04338) 2-25-77 (from 09.00 to 18.00). Or use the feedback form in Contacts