Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of one or more of the Bursa in a particular joint. We have around 140 bursa in our bodies. They are tiny sacs filled with synovial fluid, that acts as a cushion to reduce friction between the bones, tendons, and muscles near your joints. If a joint is overused or under pressure for long periods of time from sport, work or otherwise, a nearby bursa can become inflamed. The most common locations for bursitis often occur in the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees and heels.
Repetitive motions e.g., a pitcher throwing a baseball, typing, or kneeling for long periods.
Injury or trauma.
Underlying medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, gout, or thyroid disease.
Inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.
Jobs or hobbies that involve repetitive tasks (such as sports, manual labor, Painting, or music).
Sports like tennis, golf, and baseball.
Extensive kneeling for tasks such as laying carpet or scrubbing floors.
Prolonged sitting, particularly on hard surfaces.
Being overweight can increase your risk of developing hip and knee bursitis.
An infection can also cause bursitis. This may occur if a joint is injured, and bacteria get into the bursa.
A warm feeling in or around the affected area.
Increased pain at night.
Pain that becomes worse on movement.
Stiffness around the affected Joint.
Limited range of motion.
Excessive swelling, redness, bruising around the affected Joint.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR BURSITIS
To determine the cause of your bursitis, we begin with a thorough consultation, where Dr. Goel will look at your your symptoms overall health, focusing not only on your bursitis, but also on your lifestyle, such as diet and amount of daily exercise. This integrated approach helps determine the best treatment for your bursitis. To help identify the cause of your problem, Dr. Goel will discuss your symptoms and previous injuries, your family health history, and your lifestyle, including recreational and work-related physical activities.
After the consultation, Dr. Goel will conduct a full physical, orthopaedic, and neurological examination of the cervical and thoracic spine. In some cases, she may recommend imaging tests, such as X-rays, CT scan or MRI to aid our diagnosis.
Once a diagnosis is achieved it will be used to develop an individualized treatment plan that will help ensure a fast recovery.
Our treatment approach may include spinal adjustments, adjustments to the joints of the body, muscle work, plus the prescription of rehabilitation exercises and stretches to improve posture.
Treatment will vary depending upon the exact location of your Bursitis. At the Decarie Square Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, our aim is to reduce inflammation, eliminate pain and enhance the ability of the patient to complete daily activities. Treatment may include techniques such as joint mobilization, stretching, and specific exercise advice.
We will also look at the lifestyle factors that have led to the injury and help you make modifications as necessary to prevent future instances.
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At the Decarie Square Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, we believe the body works as one connected system. The spine, nervous system, muscles, and joints are all connected to each other, affecting the way our bodies maintain and restore their health. Dr. Goel combines a variety of treatments that reflect this holistic approach so that your body can maintain optimum health.
Chiropractic care is a safe, efficient, and effective way not only for eradicating the pain but also to address the underlying cause. Remember, that untreated, bursitis can lead to permanent nerve damage in the future. If you are dealing with bursitis, contact our friendly clinic to book an appointment, for an accurate diagnosis and treatment of your condition. You can contact us online or call 514.344.6118.