This is how long periosteum inflammation lasts
General duration of healing of periosteum inflammation
It is always very difficult to make a general statement about the healing time of an osteomyelitis. There are a variety of factors that affect healing time and can affect it both negatively and positively. For example, skipping exercise or using anti-inflammatory drugs are important parameters when it comes to the time it takes for the inflammation to heal.
If all factors are correct, approx. Four weeks can be assumed as a rough guide. However, it is important to slowly and gradually increase the load on the corresponding bone. Otherwise it can "relapse" and the healing process has to start all over again.
This has a positive effect on healing
The most important positive influencing factor is undoubtedly the relief of the affected bone. Many periosteum infections are sport-induced. Either caused by excessive stress or by incorrect postures or positions during the stress. If there is no relief, the damaged will also be Periosteum are unable to recover and regenerate sufficiently.
Another decisive influencing factor is the correct intake of the medication. As a rule, a combination of pain relievers and anti-inflammatory agents is used because periosteum inflammation is a relatively painful disease.
In addition, “cold applications” can also have a positive effect on healing. However, their contribution is nowhere near as crucial as that of the first two. The cold counteracts the inflammatory process and has a slightly decongestant effect.
Otherwise, as with any other illness, psychological aspects are an adjustment screw that can also have an influence on the duration. If the sick person is in a caring environment, this also has a positive effect on the duration of the healing process.
This affects the healing negatively
Based on the positive influencing factors, it is especially NOT keeping the necessary rest that has a particularly negative effect on the healing time. As a result, the periosteum is not given the necessary rest and relief that it absolutely needs in order to completely regenerate itself. In addition, the pain-sensitive layer of the periosteum is surrounded by a thin layer of connective tissue, which is completely removed as protection in the event of inflammation. Even their "rebuilding" takes time and, above all, no stress.
Furthermore, many other diseases have a negative effect on the healing process. Diabetes or a so-called PAOD - an almost complete closure of small blood vessels - ensure that the blood supply and thus also the nutrient supply in the area to be healed is reduced and the regeneration thus takes longer.
Avoiding anti-inflammatory drugs also usually leads to a longer duration of illness.
Duration of periosteum inflammation on the shin
Periosteum inflammation on the shinbone is the most common form or localization of this disease. Nevertheless, it does not mean that there are special healing processes that could accelerate the healing process. As with all other forms of periosteum inflammation, the healing time depends on how willing the patient is to keep the prescribed rest and take the prescribed medication.
If the therapy behavior is good, it can be expected that the periosteum inflammation will heal within about 4 weeks.
Things like an additional illness or a chronic illness can negatively affect the healing process. This can extend the process by a few weeks. However, if these factors are not present and the patient willingly adhere to the prescribed rest, four weeks of healing time can be taken as a rough guide.
Duration of periosteum inflammation on the heel
Periosteum inflammation of the lower extremities is a difficulty insofar as it is very difficult to take it easy here. Complete relief is often not possible. Therefore, despite all of this, care should be taken to keep the loads as low as possible. It is also recommended - as with all forms of periosteum inflammation - to use an anti-inflammatory and, if necessary, pain-relieving drug. If these guidelines can be implemented, periosteum inflammation of the heel will heal after 4 to six weeks.
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Duration of periosteum inflammation on the ankle
The ankle joint as part of the foot is also subject to the problem that complete relief is almost impossible. This usually results in a longer healing process than would be the case for areas on the arms. However, if the patient tries to protect the ankle as much as possible and the healing process is supported by anti-inflammatory therapy, healing can be completed within four to six weeks.
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Duration of periosteum inflammation on the elbow
The elbow, as part of the upper extremity, is a very grateful bone or joint when it comes to healing a periosteum, as it can be immobilized very easily. As a result, the most important condition for rapid healing is already in place. This is the relief of the affected area. If anti-inflammatory medication is also used, the inflammation can heal within three to four weeks.
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Duration of periosteum inflammation on the knee
Compared to the heel or ankle, the knee is not exposed to such great stress in everyday life, but can be more easily protected, provided that the contact surfaces of the thigh and lower leg bones are not affected, which, however, rarely occurs. Thus, there is no direct pressure on the inflamed areas, which promotes healing. If the patient foregoing heavy stress and using the positive effect of anti-inflammatory medication, healing can be completed after approx. 4 weeks.
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