Bursitis is caused by inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) that lies between a tendon and skin, or between a tendon and bone. The condition may be acute or chronic. Bursae are fluid-filled cavities near joints where tendons or muscles pass over bony projections. They assist movement and reduce friction between moving parts. Bursitis can be caused by chronic overuse, trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or infection. Sometimes the cause cannot be determined. Bursitis commonly occurs in the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip. Other areas that may be affected include the Achilles tendon and the foot.
- Joint pain and tenderness
- Warmth over the affected joint
- Limited range of motion
How Chiropractic Therapy Can Help
Chiropractic care works on relieving pain and correcting complications associated with bursitis. Chiropractic therapy includes adjustments and simple manipulation which reduce joint restrictions or fix spine and/or joint misalignment. In addition, Dr. Forster draws on acupuncture and other therapies to tailor treatment for each patient.
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