What is Bursitis & What Causes It?
Bursitis is the inflammation of a bursa. Bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs that act as cushions between bones and the tendons and muscles near them. This inflammation usually becomes painful, especially while trying to use the impacted joint.
This disease is more common in those over the age of 40. Bursitis most typically affects people who enjoy hobbies like gardening, raking, woodworking, shoveling, painting, scrubbing, tennis, golf, skiing, throwing, or pitching. Other causes include injury or trauma to the affected area, inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and infection.
Bursitis often occurs in the shoulders, elbows, hips, or knees.
Common Symptoms of Bursitis
Bursitis is characterized by joint pain, swelling, and soreness. The pain is often worse when you move the affected joint or press on it. Bursitis can also cause:
- Warmth to the touch
- Joint stiffness
- Limited range of motion
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to see our chiropractic team in Houston.
Chiropractic Treatment for Bursitis in Houston
The first step to treating Bursitis is resting those joints. But to help with the healing process, it’s highly recommended to see our chiropractic team. Chiropractic treatment is a natural and drug-free way to ease the pain of Bursitis. That means no invasive surgeries and no medications. Chiropractors use manual adjustments to your spine and joints. These adjustments help relieve pressure off your nervous system, reduce inflammation, and help you heal properly.
At our office, we will develop a custom treatment plan based on your individual needs. This may include manual adjustments, therapeutic exercises, and lifestyle changes. Our goal is to help you find relief from your Bursitis and improve your quality of life.