Bursitis is a common injury. It is the inflammation of a bursa around a joint. A bursa is a fluid filled sac that acts as a cushion between a bone and a tendon. The cushion helps prevent friction between bones and other overlying soft tissues, like tendons.
Overuse of a joint can lead to increased friction of the bursa, resulting in inflammation. Bursitis can also be caused by compression of a joint, such as a side sleeper who puts significant pressure on the shoulder or hip joint for long periods of time. Common symptoms of bursitis are pain, inflammation, and limited range of motion in a joint.
We have had success treating bursitis with chiropractic care. The key is to catch these conditions early before they become more severe. Please give us a call and schedule an appointment today.