Suffering bursitis?

Posted By Anna Pattison  
07:23 AM

Are you experiencing the following:

  • swelling 
  • heat around the painful area 
  • pain with movement 
  • stiffness 
  • redness of the affected area

If you are experiencing these symptoms, you could be suffering from bursitis.

Bursitis is inflammation of a bursae. A bursae is a sac of fluid that sits between a tendon and bone to reduce friction of the tendon and assist in joint movement. 

Some of the common causes are:

  • Overuse or repetitive movements of the joint 
  • Sports
  • Rheumatoid arthritis 
  • Gout 
  • Diabetes 
  • Trauma 

Treatment options include:

  • soft tissues release of the surrounding muscles 
  • mobilisation of the direction and surrounding joints 
  • Traction 
  • Dry needling
  • Cupping
  • Taping 

Your osteopath might also recommend rehabilitation exercises; foam rolling, spikey ball, stretching to complement the benefits of treatment. There are modifications that can be made to posture, sleeping positions and sitting/standing to reduce minor irritants throughout the day/night which can make a significant difference. 

Chronic bursitis can be difficult to manage, addressing the symptoms early can make a big difference. Please call or book an appointment to get help with your bursitis today - 0422 639 369