Suffering from bursitis can be painful and impact how you live. North Lauderdale bursitis treatment at Specific Care Chiropractic can help ease your pain. After an initial examination, our team will create a customized treatment plan to help you get back to your regular daily life. After our treatments help reduce your inflammation, you will notice you can move easier without pain.
Call us today to schedule your chiropractic care and physiotherapy treatment.
As you move about, your bones and joints move in conjunction with each other. To prevent potential friction from this movement, you have fluid sacs scattered throughout your body, protecting you. These are called bursa sacs, and they allow you to move freely without pain.
These bursa sacs are strategically located between several parts of your body, including:
- Your joints
- Your skin
- Your bones
- Your tendons
- Your muscles
Certain conditions can cause these sacs to become inflamed. This painful irritation is called bursitis. Patients suffering from bursitis find normal movements to be difficult or painful.
Types of Bursitis
Bursa sac inflammation can happen in several areas of your body. However, this condition is most common in certain areas of our body. Some of these conditions are below.
- Lower tendons – If your Achilles tendon’s lower areas become strained, you have retromalleolar tendon bursitis.
- Achilles tendon – When the bursa sacs between the skin of your heel and your Achilles tendon become inflamed, it is known as Posterior Achilles tendon bursitis.
- Hips – If you are middle-aged or female, you may be more susceptible to hip bursitis.
- Elbows – Do you put your elbow under constant pressure because of your job? You may suffer from elbow bursitis.
- Knees – Stretch before you exercise to reduce your risk of knee bursitis.
- Kneecaps – If your job requires you to be on your knees every day, this constant pressure could result in kneecap bursitis. Plumbers and people in similar occupations suffer from this condition.
What Causes Bursitis?
Overusing certain muscles or suffering an injury are the biggest bursitis culprits. If your job or hobby requires you to make the same repetitive motions every day, this wear and tear is likely to cause bursitis.
The older we get, the more likely we will suffer from bursitis. Years of repeating the same movements take their toll, but overuse is not the only way patients develop bursitis. Other causes include:
- Thyroid disease
Sometimes, infections may appear to be bursitis. To find out what is causing your pain and determine the best course of treatment, our North Lauderdale physicians at Specific Care Chiropractic may drain the fluid from the problem area to determine the true cause.
If you feel sore or stiff and find moving painful, you may have bursitis. Other signs of bursitis include:
- Pain when the affected body parts are touched or pressed
- Noticeable redness and swelling around the affected area
You may be able to treat a mild case of bursitis at home with rest. Many medications are available without a prescription and can help reduce the pain as you recover.
When You Should See a Doctor
If you notice any of the symptoms below, schedule an appointment to visit our North Lauderdale office for an evaluation:
- Your mobility is compromised by severe joint pain.
- While exercising, you feel shooting or sharp pains.
- Without warning, you could not move a joint.
- You have an unexplained fever.
- You notice excessive redness in the area, causing you difficulty.
- The affected area’s swelling is worsening.
- You notice bruising or a rash on the affected area.
How Our North Lauderdale Experts Treat Your Bursitis
Every bursitis case is different. At your initial appointment at Specific Care Chiropractic, a caring member of our team of physicians will ask you about your medical history. We will want to know what kind of physical activity you typically do. Of course, we will also give you a thorough examination to determine which bursa sacs are causing your discomfort.
We may use X-rays and other methods to determine how to proceed. Then, we can craft a personalized treatment plan to help you recover. While every patient is different, many people benefit from both chiropractic treatment and physiotherapy techniques.
Manipulate Your Extremities
To reduce your swelling and inflammation, our experts can guide you through a specialized series of movements. By moving your arms, shoulders, and legs in specific ways, we can ease your pain without medications or risky operations.
Flare-ups during your recovery are a normal part of the progress. You will be closely monitored by our physicians throughout your treatment plan. We may use chiropractic techniques to realign your extremities and spine as needed as you progress.
Proper Exercise and Stretching Techniques
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we believe that proper stretching and exercise help the body recover from injury and prevent future problems. We will teach you how to exercise properly and avoid stretching techniques that could cause you additional pain or slow your recovery.
We will also help you learn what kind of exercises you can do at home, how much you should (or shouldn’t) exercise, and answer any questions you may have.
Sound Waves and Ultrasound Therapy
Using sound waves, we can penetrate your body’s muscles. These waves are helpful for sports-related injuries. Ultrasound therapy can help your muscles’ damaged tissue regenerate.
While the above list outlines our most popular options, we have a variety of additional techniques to help you. At your first appointment, we will go over all your options once we know the extent of your injuries.
Can Specific Care Chiropractic Help Me With My Lawsuit?
If your bursitis was caused by someone else’s negligence in an accident, you may have grounds for financial compensation. We can help you find a law firm to help build your case.
With your permission, we can provide your attorney with detailed medical records, including your X-rays and our expert evaluation of what caused your bursitis. We can also provide invoices with details of any future care you will need. For more information, call our office.
Call Our North Lauderdale Office Today to Schedule Your Bursitis Treatment
When you visit Specific Care Chiropractic for your initial appointment, we can give you a thorough examination, find the cause of your discomfort, and start a plan to help you feel better. To get started, fill out our contact form or call us at (239) 369-9109 to schedule your examination. Our North Lauderdale bursitis treatment specialists are waiting to hear from you.