Bursitis Treatment with Vancouver Orthotics

Bursitis Treatment: is the inflammation of one or more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body. The bursae rest at the points where internal functionaries, such as muscles and tendons, slide across bone. Healthy bursae create a smooth, almost frictionless functional gliding surface making normal movement painless. When bursitis occurs, however, movement relying upon the inflamed bursa becomes difficult and painful. Moreover, movement of tendons and muscles over the inflamed bursa aggravates its inflammation, perpetuating the problem. Bursitis is commonly caused by repetitive movement and excessive pressure. Elbows and knees are the most commonly affected. Also, traumatic injury can also cause Bursitis. Bursitis treatment depends on whether the affected area is infected or not. Bursitis that is not infected can be treated with rest, ice compresses, anti-inflammatory drugs and pain medication. Bursitis that is infected requires further investigation and antibiotic therapy.

Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more bursae, or small sacs of synovial fluid, in the body. Bursae rest at the points where internal functionaries, like muscles and tendons, slide across bone. Healthy bursae create a smooth and almost frictionless gliding surface. With hundreds of them throughout the body they provide this surface for all motion, making movement normally painless. When bursitis takes hold, however, movement that relies on the inflamed bursa becomes rough and painful. Movement of tendons and muscles over the inflamed bursa causes it to become more inflamed, perpetuating the problem.

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