Symptoms of Bursitis

A contracted state of the neck muscles that produces a twisting of the neck and unnatural position of the head is not uncommon for sufferers of bursitis.

Additional symptoms include:

  • Joint pain and tenderness

  • Swelling

  • Warmth over the affected joint

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Bursitis commonly occurs in the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip.Bursitis is defined as inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) that lies between a tendon and skin, or between a tendon and bone. The condition may be acute or chronic.

  • Bursae are fluid-filled cavities near joints where tendons or muscles pass over bony projections. Bursa assist movement and reduce friction between moving parts.
  • Bursitis can be caused by chronic overuse, trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or infection. Sometimes the cause cannot be determined.
  • Bursitis commonly occurs in the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip.
  • Other areas that may be affected include the Achilles tendon and the foot.

Treatment for Bursitis

Chiropractic care works to relieve symptoms of bursitis and minimize further inflammation of the bursa.

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