Bursas are sacs of fluid that form a protective cushion between tendons and bones. However, when these sacs become inflamed, it results in the condition called bursitis. Symptoms of bursitis include swelling, tenderness or pain where the bursas are located. The condition typically develops in the elbows, knees, hips or shoulders. However, bursitis can also occur in the foot or ankle.
Athletes are at greater risk of developing bursitis due to the repetitive movements involved in many sports. Injury is also a common cause of bursitis developing in athletes. If your work involves kneeling or leaning your elbows on a hard surface for long periods of time, you are more likely to develop bursitis as a result.
Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness can provide you with treatment for bursitis, including physical therapy. However, our main focus is on providing you with education on how to avoid reoccurrence of the condition. We will create a wellness plan that takes your work and sporting activities into account. The object is to ensure that you are able to enjoy taking part in the activities you love, without worrying about suffering from painful inflammation.
If your work life is contributing to the development of bursitis, Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness can recommend changes you can make to relieve the pressure on trouble spots. It is also important to consider using protective coverings such as knee pads if you work in occupations which require you to kneel for long periods of time.
Seeking treatment quickly will help you avoid taking time away from sports or work. The sooner we can set out your treatment plan, the sooner you can get back to doing what you do best.
If you are showing signs of bursitis, you can rely on Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness to provide you with effective treatment. Contact our office today to set up an appointment and get started on your treatment.