Bursitis: What Is It and How Can Chiropractic Help?
You may not have heard of it, but it is likely impacting someone you know at this very moment. Bursitis can strike anybody at any time, and it can have a significant impact on your everyday activities and quality of life. It can prevent people from moving around freely and doing the things they enjoy, or even just simply going about their daily lives. The lingering discomfort of this disease can also have a negative impact on one’s mental health, leading to a gradual decline into despondency.
Fortunately, there is hope. Here at Vitality Precision Chiropractic, we can help you reduce or even completely eliminate the pain of bursitis.
What Is Bursitis?
Bursitis is a painful disorder in which the fluid-filled sacs around the joints become inflamed. These little sacs that serve as cushions for your bones, tendons, and muscles are called bursae, and they surround each joint in your body. Inflammation of the bursae occurs when the joints are overused or moved in the same way repeatedly. Bursitis can affect any joint in the body, although it most commonly affects the knees, shoulders, hips, and elbows, which are the joints that are used the most.
Though it is usually a temporary condition that shouldn’t result in any long-lasting problems, it is still incredibly uncomfortable to live with, especially in the more extended cases. It should also be noted that, even though it’s most common in those over 40, bursitis can strike anyone, especially those who perform repetitive tasks day in and day out.
How Can Chiropractic Help?
Like a car, keeping your body well-maintained can mitigate and even prevent wear and tear. If you partake in regular maintenance care, your chances of having to deal with bursitis in the first place drop dramatically. However, if you already have it, you may be desperate for relief, however you may find it. Though it may be tempting to turn to OTC or prescription medication in order to eliminate the pain, this shouldn’t be considered as a long-term option for two simple reasons: they mask the symptoms rather than targeting the issue directly, and depending on the medication, it can have severe side effects.
If you’re looking for a safe, effective way to reduce the pain of bursitis or if you just want to minimize your chances of developing it to begin with, consider contacting us and becoming a
practice member. Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan have had extensive training in the techniques required to treat bursitis, and they would be glad to serve you and anyone else living in the Rochester Hills area. Even if you come in swollen, we’ll make sure you leave feeling swell.