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.
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, 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.