Bursitis

At RelievUS, we understand the impact that bursitis can have on your daily life. That’s why we are dedicated to providing you with comprehensive information and effective solutions to manage and alleviate bursitis pain. Whether you’re seeking knowledge on bursitis causes, symptoms, treatment options, or prevention strategies, we’ve got you covered. Let’s explore everything you need to know about bursitis and how RelievUS can help you find relief.

What Is Bursitis:

Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursae, which are small, fluid-filled sacs located throughout the body near joints and bony prominences. These bursae act as cushions and reduce friction between bones, tendons, and muscles during joint movement. When the bursae become inflamed, they can swell and lead to pain, tenderness, and limited range of motion in the affected joint.

Bursitis can occur in various joints, including the shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and heels. It is often caused by repetitive movements, prolonged pressure on the joint, or injury. Additionally, underlying conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout can increase the risk of developing bursitis.

Common Types of Bursitis:

  • Shoulder Bursitis: Also known as subacromial bursitis, it affects the bursa located between the rotator cuff tendons and the acromion (part of the shoulder blade). Shoulder bursitis can cause pain and discomfort during arm movements.
  • Elbow Bursitis: Commonly known as "tennis elbow" or "olecranon bursitis," it affects the bursa at the tip of the elbow. Elbow bursitis can lead to swelling and pain when bending or straightening the arm.
  • Hip Bursitis: Also referred to as "trochanteric bursitis," it affects the bursa located near the outer hip bone (greater trochanter). Hip bursitis can cause pain and tenderness in the hip and may worsen with prolonged standing or walking.
  • Knee Bursitis: Known as "prepatellar bursitis" or "housemaid's knee," it affects the bursa in front of the kneecap. Knee bursitis can cause swelling and pain, particularly when kneeling or pressing on the knee.

Symptoms of Bursitis:

The symptoms of bursitis can vary depending on the location and severity of the inflammation. Common signs include:

  • Joint Pain: Pain and tenderness around the affected joint, which may worsen with movement or pressure.
  • Swelling: Swelling and redness around the joint.
  • Limited Range of Motion: Difficulty moving the joint through its full range of motion.
  • Warmth: The affected area may feel warm to the touch due to increased blood flow and inflammation.
  • Stiffness: Stiffness and discomfort, especially after periods of inactivity or rest.

Effective Bursitis Relief at RelievUS Pain Management:

Diagnosing bursitis usually involves a physical examination, medical history review, and imaging tests, such as X-rays or ultrasound, to confirm the presence of inflammation and rule out other conditions.

Treatment for bursitis aims to reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, and restore joint function. Depending on the severity of the condition, treatment options may include rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE), pain medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, and in some cases, aspiration of the bursa to remove excess fluid.

At RelievUS Pain Management, we offer a comprehensive and tailored approach to managing bursitis. Our team of pain management specialists will work closely with you to understand the specific cause of your bursitis and create a personalized treatment plan to address your unique needs. We believe in addressing the root cause of your pain and focusing on improving your overall well-being.

Take the First Step Towards Bursitis Relief:

If you suspect you have bursitis or are experiencing symptoms related to this condition, schedule a consultation with our expert team at RelievUS Pain Management and take the first step towards finding relief. We are committed to helping you regain your comfort, mobility, and overall well-being. Contact us today to book your appointment and start your journey towards a pain-free life.

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