Osteoarthritis, articular cartilage degenerative diseases due to wear , aging is usually the most important factor. However , aging is not the only factor. Other factors such as physiological factors, psychological factors and certain lifestyle will also directly lead to the onset of pain in the elderly . However, these factors are often unable to get enough attention.
A recent British study found that poor sleep quality, often suffer from anxiety or cognitive disorders and joint pain also induce various diseases .
Medical journal " Arthritis & Rheumatism ," the authors mention in their content in this way: " the difficulty of clinical treatment of rheumatic diseases in the elderly than the prevalence of osteoarthritis treatment should be tricky , and both may be simultaneously So even in elderly patients to distinguish between good pain in the end what kind of diseases caused . "
Pain is a subjective sensation , usually the patient's mood may increase pain after affected ." Therefore, he stressed the importance of treating pain , so painful collection of multi-disciplinary teams Branch should develop treatment programs, including psychologists, physiotherapists therapists, therapists , etc. .. , " but unfortunately , in Spain, a lot of people because of the economic pressure is likely to suffer from these painful diseases ."
Scientists in 4326 over 50 years of age in elderly subjects out random checks for their sleep , lifestyle , health, economic status and social status questionnaire , and in the beginning of the investigation of these subjects are not any severe pain problems.
Scientists conducted a follow-up survey study about three years , they have gradually appeared in pain. The results showed that 19% of the participants (of 800 ) occurred during the investigation magnify pain disorders .
The results show that osteoarthritis is a definite pain triggers . But other factors also affect the deterioration of the pain of the disease. "Our study found that poor sleep quality is also pain in the main predisposing factors , the premise is already suffering from the degenerative diseases of aging , at least that age, aging conditions ." The researchers stressed that if the patient is suffering from anxiety disorders, cognitive disorders or significant physical illness will greatly increase the pain onset disease .
According to the scientists mentioned in the medical journal : "poor sleep quality and anxiety disorders , is this group of patients studied experimental variables ." They said , " the impact on the quality of sleep studies, we have some special complicated cases referred pain to sleep Branch, for their further studies analyze the impact of sleep quality on pain disorders . " However, David doctors acknowledged that the current treatment biggest limitation is that not all hospitals are equipped to open pain and Sleep Division .
According to the experts found that elderly patients have been identified leading to painful osteoarthritis risk factors in addition also included the decline in the quality of sleep . This conclusion prompted clinicians to pay more attention to improving the quality of sleep therapy technology development .