Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body. The bursae rest at the points where muscles and tendons slide across bone. Healthy bursae create a smooth, almost frictionless functional gliding surface making normal movement painless. When bursitis occurs, however, movement of muscles and tendons around the inflamed bursa becomes difficult and painful.
Some causes of Bursitis:
Bursitis is commonly caused by repetitive movement and excessive pressure. Elbows and knees are the most commonly affected. Inflammation of the bursae might also be caused by other inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.Traumatic injury is another cause of bursitis. The inflammation irritates because the bursa no longer fits in the original small area between the bone and the functionary muscle or tendon. When the bone increases pressure upon the bursa, bursitis results.
To treat this inflammation there are a variety of treatment methods to explore. To ease the pain, massage therapy may be utilised to target the painful areas and work out some of the tension to bring relief. Ultrasound and laser therapy are also effective as they are non-invasive methods that penetrate the tissues and fibres of the body to get to the root of the problem.
What we can do for you:
When you have an assessment with one on our Chartered Physiotherapists, they will be sure to discuss the nature of your symptoms and needs. Of course the goal is to reduce your pain and helping you to get and feel better, but your treatment plan will also aim to stop this from reoccurring. Your treatment will incorporate a potent mixture of your therapists years of experience and education in conjunction with the state-of-the-art of facilities at our physiotherapy clinics.