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Bursitis Treatment

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Bursitis can affect our daily activities and quality of life. It hinders us from comfortably moving around and doing the things we love. It can affect how we perform our everyday activities. Lingering pain caused by this condition can also take a toll on our mental health. 

Complete chiropractic care and physical therapy can reduce and even eliminate the pain and swelling caused by this condition. After a thorough examination, a chiropractor or physical therapist will pinpoint what activities or habits caused your bursitis and identify ways to help you get back to your normal way of life. 

Here at LifeClinic, we aim to restore, maintain, and optimize human function and well-being through our chiropractic services, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and special services. Our team of healthcare professionals can help your body heal naturally through a comprehensive treatment plan.

We’ll make sure that you are following the best treatment plan for you and your condition. Through advanced diagnostics, we are able to get a better glimpse and understanding of your condition and work towards achieving the most favorable results.

Treat Bursitis with Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy

A chiropractor is often consulted when a person experiences pain or has bad posture. But chiropractic care goes beyond that. Let’s take a look at how it can help with bursitis and its many different forms.

A Holistic Approach to Bursitis Treatment

A holistic treatment plan that combines chiropractic care or physical therapy, rehabilitation, and specialized treatments can help you manage and relieve the swelling and pain caused by bursitis. This non-invasive and non-addictive approach can be an alternative to prescriptions and OTC medications that many patients depend on to manage symptoms.

At LifeClinic, we aim to help your body naturally heal. Each treatment builds upon another and becomes more effective with regular visits. The doctor might prescribe you with hot or cold treatment, and stretches and exercises for your muscles. Moreover, they will discuss different ways to prevent further injury to affected areas.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy for People with Bursitis

Chiropractic care and physical therapy are some of the best ways to treat bursitis. While both approaches are different, both are aimed at fixing misaligned bones in your spine and joints. These treatment options can also decrease the inflammation in these areas and can speed up the time it takes for the tissues and ligaments to heal. Other benefits include the improvement of your flexibility and joint motion. 

Trochanteric Bursitis

The hips have the largest ball-and-socket joint in our body and perfectly fit for a free-flowing movement. Swelling or pain in this prominent bone of the side of the hip is called trochanteric bursitis and is considered one of the most common inflammations in the body. While it is a strong bone, it is still prone to wear and tear. 

Old age and continued use can damage the elastic tissue (or cartilage), and the connective tissue (or tendon) can become overused. This can lead to serious injuries and other complications including hip bursitis.

Through complete chiropractic care, you can restore the normal function of the hip joint. A chiropractor or physical therapist would know how to treat your bursitis and lessen pain by reducing the friction that occurs on the bursae. Pain felt can also be an indicator of an underlying medical condition which our experts can detect.

Olecranon Bursitis 

Olecranon bursitis, or inflammation of the elbow bursae, is a common condition in students and athletes whose sport requires tedious and repetitive hand and arm movements. As the olecranon, or the bursa below the elbow, becomes inflamed you can experience pain and stiffness.

An accident, direct blow, or fall can also cause this condition. While it may appear only as a bruise on your epidermis, blood can actually fill up the bursa sac and cause it to swell. 

Our experts will suggest the use of ice and have you go through an ultrasound to get a better picture of your condition. They will also assess your range of motion before providing a treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions about Bursitis

Bursitis is a painful condition of the small, fluid-filled sacs known as the bursae. These sacs are located all over the body and act as a cushion to the bones, muscles, and tendons. The fluid in them helps lessen the friction happening between your internal body parts. When the sacs become inflamed or irritated, bursitis happens.

Bursitis can easily be detected by observing one’s joints. You may experience stiffness or aching in the affected area, which tend to appear swollen or red. One would also experience pain when pressure is applied to it or when you move.

Bursitis typically happens in joints that do repetitive movements such as the ones in the shoulders, elbows, and hips, but it can also occur in the knee, heel, and base of the big toe. Activities such as gardening and kneeling can make you prone to bursitis of the knee, while carpentry and painting can put you at a high risk for  shoulder and elbow bursitis. Some sports also increase your chance of developing it. Other culprits include prolonged improper sitting or standing and not stretching before exercising. 

Aging diminishes how our tendons and ligaments handle stress. They become less elastic and are prone to tearing.Other medical diseases and conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and diabetes, can put you at a higher risk of developing this condition. If you are overweight, you are more prone to develop hip bursitis and bursitis of the knee.

Before bursitis can be treated, the doctor will ask you about your symptoms and perform a physical exam. The doctor may also do imaging and lab tests on you to give a proper diagnosis and to create a suitable treatment plan.

To manage your condition, you must avoid activities that put pressure on the affected joint, allow the joint to rest, and regularly apply ice on the area. If the pain becomes harder to manage, it may be best to seek help from a physical therapist or chiropractor.

A chiropractor can help you regain your full range of motion in the affected joint without experiencing pain, irritation, or swelling. The exercises and procedures done will also strengthen the muscles of your body.

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LifeClinic: Your Partner for Recovery

LifeClinic offers physical therapy and chiropractic care for bursitis and other bodily pains. We aim to restore proper body functions, maintain overall health, and optimize your lifestyle. Let our dedicated and trained team of medical professionals and chiropractors help you know more about your condition. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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