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What is Bursitis?

chiropractic treatment for bursitis

Inflammation can occur is many parts of the body. You can get inflammation in the elbows, shoulders, knees, hands, and other joints which lead to pain. Bursitis is an acute inflammation of the bursa sac. The bursa is a saclike cavity filled with synovial fluid and located at tissue sites where friction occurs, such as where tendons or muscles pass over long prominence. Synovial fluid is the lubricant for your joints and the bursa is a bag the keeps the fluid in the area where it is needed. In certain cases this bag or bursa sac will become inflamed. Some of the most common bursa affected are in the knees, shoulders, or elbows.

What Causes Bursitis?

The inflammation of bursacan be caused by infection, trauma, arthritis or chronic overuse. The most common cause is injury or overuse during work or play. If the patient is poorly conditioned, has bad posture, or uses the affected limb in an awkward position, the injury is seen more. Tendonitis or bursitis may be associated with diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis, thyroid disease and diabetes.

A chiropractor can adjust the joint affected by bursitis. Dr. Funk Chiropractic in Roseville, California treats patients with bursitis. Contact us today to start your chiropractic treatment in Roseville.

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