When left untreated, bursitis (the inflammation of the lubricating sac positioned between the bones, tendons and muscles around a joint) can cause excruciating pain, and may have a lasting effect on a person’s health and general well-being. As such, people who are suffering from this condition should seek professional NJ chiropractic care to make sure the condition heals properly and to prevent any serious complications along the way.
What causes bursitis?
Bursitis is often caused by repetitive motions, strenuous activities and/or positions that irritate the bursa around a joint. When bones, joints and soft tissues rub excessively against the bursa, the sac fills with excess fluid, putting pressure on the surrounding tissues. Bursitis can also be caused by bacterial infection and other pre-existing health conditions such as gout and/or rheumatoid arthritis.
How is bursitis treated?
While resting and elevating the affected area may help alleviate the pain, you should consult a specialist to confirm or rule out the condition, and to receive the appropriate treatment. Your doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory medications and corticosteroid injections in severe cases, while antibiotics may be prescribed if an infection is present.
However, if you want to accelerate the healing process and prevent future recurrence of the condition, you may need to consult with a qualified chiropractor to learn how chiropractic care may be of help.
How can chiropractic care help patients with bursitis?
It is not uncommon for patients with bursitis to suffer from various muscle and joint misalignments as well. Since this condition can lead to further complications (such as muscle stiffness and uneven wear and tear in the joints) down the line, you may need to seek qualified NJ chiropractic care to restore your musculoskeletal alignment and allow your body to heal itself.
Professional NJ chiropractors will perform manual adjustments in your spine and joints to improve range and quality of motion. By taking excess pressure from the inflamed bursa, they can help relieve pain, decrease inflammation, and promote fast, natural healing. Manual spine-joint manipulation can also help address any underlying conditions that trigger the condition and prevent the reoccurrence of the problem in the future. Our doctors are also certified in a technique call Active Release Technique. This therapy has had much success in breaking down scar tissue associated with bursitis, increases range of motion and preventing further injury.