L’ arthrose facettaire

arthrose facettaire

Qu’est-ce que l’arthrose facettaire ?

L’arthrose facettaire est un phénomène dégénératif attaquant l’aspect cartilagineux des articulations. Bien que cette dégénérescence ne soit que le fait de l’âge, elle peut provoquer des douleurs chez certains. Comment traiter arthrose facettaire ?
Indeed, osteoarthritis is a very frequent phenomenon in the population, particularly among people over the age of 50. However, it can still begin between the ages of 20 and 30. Men and women are affected in equal proportions.


According to the Postragduate Medical journal (Volume 79, Issue 933), the risk factors are :

  • Age: Studies have shown that 80% of people over the age of 65 have X-ray evidence of osteoarthritis (although this may be asymptomatic).
  • Injuries: Tears of the collateral ligament and meniscus as well as joint fractures increase the risk of osteoarthritis.
  • Intense physical effort: Osteoarthritis is more common in people who perform strenuous physical work, and in elite athletes who practice high-impact sports.
  • Other factors: genetics, obesity, diet, etc.


  • Joint stiffness
  • Decreased movements
  • Decreased flexibility
  • Noises in the joints

Favorite sites

  • The Spine
  • Knees and hips (body weight)


  • Joint manipulation and soft tissue work (Active Release Techniques and Graston) to improve mobility and reduce scar tissue
  • kinésio taping.
  • facetary osteoarthritis
  • Stretching exercises
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Warmth (morning stiffness)
  • Modification of activities that are associated with pain
  • Medication (anti-inflammatory) as needed
  • Cortisone injections as needed
  • Very rare surgical procedures

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