Bursitis is a condition that occurs when small, fluid-filled sacs known as “bursae” become inflamed, leading to pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. This condition can affect the hip, knee, elbow, shoulder, or other joints. The office of Gallagher Chiropractic & Medical Wellness provides treatment to patients struggling with bursitis in Leominster, Massachusetts, and the surrounding area. To make an appointment for bursitis treatment, please contact the practice today.
The bursae in your hips, knees, elbow, shoulder, and other joints usually become inflamed because of frequent repetitive motions. These motions irritate the sac over time, causing it to swell. For example, you may develop bursitis in your shoulder after throwing a baseball repeatedly. If you kneel on the floor for long periods of time, you may develop bursitis in your knee.
Certain factors may increase your risk of bursitis. Some of these factors include:
If you have bursitis in any joint, you may notice:
The pain from bursitis may come and go, depending on how much strain you put on the affected joint.
Our chiropractors usually suspect bursitis based on your symptoms and the results of a physical exam. However, in some cases, specific tests may be necessary to rule out other conditions that may be causing your symptoms.
The chiropractors at Gallagher Chiropractic & Medical Wellness approach the treatment of bursitis with a variety of minimally invasive therapies. Some of the treatments we may recommend for patients with this condition include:
In most cases, we recommend more than one treatment to patients with bursitis. We always customizes every treatment plan to meet the needs of the individual patient.
With the right treatment plan, most patients are able to recover from bursitis quickly. However, to speed up your recovery and reduce the risk of future problems, it’s important to follow your recommended treatment plan closely. Putting too much strain on the joint before healing is complete can lead to a relapse.