What is Bursitis?
Also referred to as the “working man’s disease”, bursitis is a condition that occurs through minor impact and repetitive motion. A sac of fluids that protects a person’s tendons and bones around the joint, the “bursa” cushions these regions. Therefore, when a joint is under pressure or overused for a prolonged time – thanks to work (or a sports activity) – the bursa will suffer from inflammation. Swelling, tenderness of the joint, and pain, are all signs that a person may have bursitis.
This condition commonly affects individuals 40-plus, and generally hits a person’s shoulders, especially those who partake in hobbies like gardening, tennis, golf, baseball, or work that involves carpentry, shoveling, scrubbing, painting, or raking. Bursitis can also affect a person’s knees, hips, and elbows.
How Can Orange Wellness Help?
Chiropractic care can help relieve and manage the pain and swelling that bursitis brings. Regular appointments offer a non-invasive and safe alternative to over-the-counter pain medications and prescription drugs, which are often things that bursitis patients reach for to help with symptoms of the condition.
Below are some added health benefits when it comes to bursitis and chiropractic care:
- Relief from joint pain and discomfort
- Enhanced coordination and movement of the joints
- Reduced inflammation
- Enhanced flexibility