July 23, 2014
Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa – which is a sac that is filled with a lubricating fluid that is located between tissues such as bones, muscles, and tendons to decrease the friction and irritation associated with movement. Bursitis is most often caused by repetitive movements and age. Overuse of a joint can increase a person’s risk of bursitis. Such activities include tennis, golf, throwing, and gardening. Age also affects who will develop bursitis. As tendons age they are less able to tolerate stress, and they become less elastic, making them easier to tear and deteriorate.
At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer a comprehensive approach to treating our patients with bursitis. Our premier, licensed Certified Manual Therapists offer a variety of therapeutic treatments such as manual therapy, aquatic therapy, joint mobilization, dry needling, joint manipulation, muscle energy techniques, and more. We use advanced and innovative treatments to help our patients achieve dramatic improvements from bursitis.
The most common symptom of bursitis is pain in the affected area. Severe loss of motion (most commonly in the shoulder) known as “frozen shoulder” is a telltale sign of bursitis. While medications can be given to help minimize the pain associated with bursitis, at Sovereign Rehabilitation we know that correcting the issue is more important than covering the pain with drugs. Our effective therapy services provide long-lasting relief for those suffering from bursitis. If you are searching for a rehabilitation specialist to treat your bursitis, contact one of our Atlanta area centers today.
Posted on behalf of Alan Grodin, PT, MTC, Sovereign Rehabilitation
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