Around your joints are tiny sacs filled with fluid called bursae, which help protect your bones, muscles, and tendons in those areas. However, bursae can get inflamed after feeling too much pressure or becoming irritated from repetitive joint movements over time, which then develops into bursitis. This condition typically affects the hips, elbows, or shoulders, but it can also be felt in other joint areas of the body.
If you or a loved one suffer from bursitis pain in Florida, our physicians at Specific Care Chiropractic offer bursitis treatment in Coral Springs. We can examine the amount of inflammation you are feeling and create a treatment regimen that gradually reduces your pain.
Schedule an appointment with our Coral Springs chiropractors now.
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Bursitis Can Result from Work, Other Health Conditions, and Aging
Bursitis generally develops over time but can also be a result of an injury, as Mayo Clinic confirms. Some of the common causes of bursitis include:
The Patient’s Occupation
Jobs that require workers to perform repetitive tasks, such as lifting things over your head, over time can gradually inflame the bursae near the joints. This is common in many labor, retail, and landscaping jobs. However, kneeling can also put too much pressure on the bursae, which is common in carpentry and cleaning services.
The Patient’s Age
Bursitis can also develop as people get older and begin to lose flexibility and strength in their bones and joints as a result. People who develop arthritis in old age are also more likely to develop bursitis.
The Patient’s Physical Health
People who have certain health conditions may be more likely to develop bursitis as a comorbidity. These conditions include diabetes, arthritis, and illnesses that cause inflammation. Obesity can also make a patient more prone to bursitis.
The Patient’s Exercise Habits
If you regularly participate in a sports activity, you may develop bursitis over time depending on the motions involved with the activity. Playing baseball and tennis can put strain on the shoulders or elbows, where bursitis commonly occurs.
When diagnosing your condition, we will consider these factors and how they may have led to your bursitis. This can also guide us on how to build your treatment plan based on your lifestyle and other physical needs.
Our Coral Springs Physicians Can Treat Your Bursitis with Physical Therapy
When you visit our Coral Springs facility, one of our physicians at Specific Care Chiropractic will ask about your symptoms to gauge where bursitis might be located. They will then perform diagnostic exams (e.g., X-rays) to get a closer look at your condition.
Once we understand the severity of your bursitis, we can curate a treatment plan for you that involves chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy techniques, or a combination of both. Some of these techniques include:
The hips, shoulders, and elbows are considered “extremities” because they are located outside of the spinal cord. Our physicians may manipulate the joints in these areas or wherever your bursitis is located (e.g., the knees) to relieve your pain and reduce inflammation.
Throughout your rehabilitation, you may experience flare-ups with your bursitis, which is normal. Our chiropractors will monitor your progress and make adjustments to your extremities or spinal cord when necessary.
Stretching and Strengthening Exercises
Our physicians can teach you safe exercises that encourage flexibility in your joints, tendons, and muscles without irritating the bursae. We can also instruct you on how often you should perform these exercises and whether you can do them at home.
Ultrasound therapy is often good for the shoulders and involves shooting sound waves into the muscle to penetrate and relax it. This helps people regenerate damaged tissue, which can be good if a sports-related injury led to your bursitis.
This is not a complete list of the chiropractic and physiotherapy services that we offer. We will discuss the procedures we will perform to treat your condition during your appointment. If you have any questions, our physicians will be happy to answer.
Workers Who Develop Bursitis May Be Able to File for Workers’ Compensation
If your occupation involves tasks that require you to put pressure on your joints while performing repetitive motions, you may develop bursitis over time. Common occupations where workers can develop this condition include:
- Labor workers, such as construction workers or landscapers
- Carpenters or workers who perform tile setting or carpet laying
- Housekeeping staff or janitors
- Sports athletes
- Artists and musicians
If work-related conditions led to your condition, you may be eligible to file for workers’ compensation to cover the costs of your medical treatment and a portion of your income if your bursitis prevents you from working.
Alternatively, if you suffered a joint-related injury in an accident and the trauma led to bursitis, you may be eligible to sue the at-fault or liable party. We can refer you to a personal injury lawyer in our network if you have not already contacted one.
Specific Care Chiropractic Can Help You With Your Claim or Lawsuit
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we often work with attorneys to help our clients get the information they need to support their cases. With your permission, we can release medical information to your lawyer, which can include:
- Images of your bursitis and any other injury you suffered
- Physician analysis on your condition and what factors could have led to it
- Treatment plan information, including how long you may require chiropractic treatment
- Invoices that detail the cost of your current and future treatment
Should you require other medical information to support your case, we can work to provide you with those materials.
Call Now to Schedule Your Bursitis Treatment in Coral Springs
If you live in Coral Springs, Florida, or surrounding areas and are suffering chronic pain due to bursitis, you can come to Specific Care Chiropractic for treatment. Our chiropractors can assess your condition and strategize a treatment plan that helps you reduce your pain and inflammation. We can also monitor your rehabilitation and address any flare-ups you experience.
Call our facility at (239)369-9109 today to schedule your first appointment.