Bursitis stems from an inflamed bursa. Bursa is a fluid sac that acts as a cushion to protect your bones and tendons over the top of a joint. If a joint is overused or has pressure repeatedly put on it over extended periods of time it can often become inflamed. Sports, work, driving, falls, and injuries all can lead to pain, swelling, irritation, and tenderness. These symptoms are the very definition of bursitis.
Bursitis as a disease is common mostly in adults over the age of forty. The most common version of bursitis is in the shoulders of individuals who take part in repetitive things like carpentry, gardening, painting, raking, shoveling, scrubbing, golf, tennis, skiing, throwing, or pitching. Bursitis can also affect the elbows, knees, and hips especially after a fall or repeated falls in the same area.
Chiropractic can help ease bursitis pain
The pain of bursitis can be crippling. It feels as if your muscles are stuck to the bone and even to the fascia (underlying layer of skin). While that isn’t the truth of the disease that is how it is best described. It is as if you removed a cushion on a chair and then decided to sit on it for a very long time. It feels like bone on bone.
Chiropractic is a great way to help manage pain and relieve swelling triggered by bursitis. Regular chiropractic care helps bursitis patients by providing a safe, non-addictive, non-invasive alternative to prescription drugs or over-the-counter pain medications.
Chiropractic is a gentle, non-invasive therapy. Chiropractic adjustments help by reducing joint restrictions and correcting misalignments in the spine as well as other joints in the body. This can reduce inflammation improving the function of the affected joint itself as well as the entire nervous system. Your body then has a much better ability to help heal itself and diminish bursitis.
At-home care can also include taking Arnica Montana (internal or cream), applying ice and heat, taking anti-inflammatories such as turmeric, bromelain, or OTC ibuprofen. Hot baths in Epsom salts, stretching and sleeping with a pillow to support the area.
Bursitis benefits through chiropractic treatment
- Relief from joint discomfort and pain
- Improved joint motion
- Better balance
- Improved coordination
- Increased flexibility
- Less inflammation
To see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. He will perform a consultation, examination and if necessary, refer you out for diagnostic imaging such as x-ray or MRI.
Based on the findings Dr. Kaster may elect to co-treat your bursitis with other healthcare professionals including physical therapists, massage therapists, or other primary care physicians.
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Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.