Bursitis is a painful, musculoskeletal condition affecting your tendons and joints. Bursitis treatment in Torrance is available today that quickly relieves bursitis pain and inflammation with chiropractic techniques, corticosteroid injections, and orthopedic care.
If you suffer from bursitis, then you already know how painful and life-altering the bursitis symptoms can be. Bursitis can affect many areas like the shoulders, hips, knees, and other joints. Below we will discuss the conditions and symptoms that many people experience with Bursitis.
Bursae are tiny sacs containing synovial fluid that reduce friction and cushion spaces where tendons extend over bones. Inflammation of bursae reduces their ability to prevent friction and scraping between bones and tendons. This is what causes the pain, swelling, and stiffness associated with all joint bursitis conditions.
Common causes of bursitis include:
To correctly diagnose joint conditions, our Torrance bursitis doctor at Rolling Hills Medical will evaluate symptoms, remove fluid from joint bursae for lab analysis (if necessary) and may test your blood to rule out other conditions. In most cases, our doctor will be able to determine if you are suffering bursitis just by physical examining the affected joint.
Some cases of bursitis may resolve on their own by taking over-the-counter NSAIDS, resting the joint and using ice to relieve discomfort. If bursitis symptoms do not go away after a few days, you should seek bursitis treatment in Torrance.
Recommended treatment of bursitis involves one or more of the following:
Steroid injections--corticosteroids are powerful, anti-inflammatory medications that quickly reduce pain and swelling of bursae. Most people need only one or two injections to enjoy pain relief
Chiropractic care--adjustments can help realign the spine and minimize joint restrictions by ensuring your nervous system is functioning properly
Orthopedic care--special exercises strengthen weak muscles while assistive devices (walking canes or shoe inserts, for example) can remove pressure off joints impacted by bursitis
In rare instances, surgery may be necessary to drain severely inflamed bursae. A bursectomy involves the surgical removal of problematic bursae that do not respond to treatment. New bursae often form after damaged bursae are removed, which are usually less prone to inflammation.