Bursitis

bursitisOften patients come into the office stating that they have been suffering with bursitis for months on end that nobody has been able to help them fix. Bursitis is a painful condition that affects the small, fluid-filled sacs — called bursae (bur-SEE) — that cushion the bones, tendons and muscles near your joints. Bursitis occurs when bursae become inflamed. The most common locations for bursitis are in the shoulder, elbow and hip. But you can also have bursitis by your knee, heel and the base of your big toe. Bursitis often occurs near joints that perform frequent repetitive motion. Treatment typically involves resting the affected joint and protecting it from further trauma. In most cases, bursitis pain goes away within a few weeks with proper treatment, but recurrent flare-ups of bursitis are common. If you have had more than one flare up of Bursitis and tried rest or have been prescribed ibuprofen or NSAID’s by your General Practice Doctor, then perhaps it is time to work with a Doctor of Chiropractic who can help you. DC’s are trained in proper diagnosis and treatment of bursitis. By having a proper diagnosis and performing movement assessments your Chiropractor at Santa Clara Custom Chiropractic can help create a rehab program and perform manual therapy/sports tissue work to help alleviate your pain, strengthen the weakened area and rehab you so that the pain does not come back.