Also known as “Working Man’s Disease”, bursitis can cause pain in muscles and joints throughout your body. As minor friction is repeated in your muscles and joints, the bursa become inflamed, leading to discomfort and misalignment. Chiropractic therapy is uniquely suited for treating inflammation and can provide relief for your bursitis symptoms. Learn more below, and request an appointment with Peak Chiropractic today.
Bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion bones, tendons, and muscles around your joints. The friction of work and daily life can wear down these bursae, causing inflammation and pain.
Where Does Bursitis Typically Affect You?
In general, bursitis is most likely to occur in areas of the body with joints that are frequently used. The most common areas where people suffer from bursitis include the shoulder, elbow, and hip. The knee, heel, and other joints may also be inflamed due to bursitis. Wherever it occurs, it often leads to obstructed mobility and pain during movement.
How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help?
Chiropractic adjustments are an effective way to treat bursitis and its symptoms. Here are the two main reasons why these treatments are so effective:
- Relieve Inflammation. Inflamed bursae cause pain. Chiropractic treatments like adjustments and laser therapy can help to reduce inflammation to relieve your itching, irritated joints.
- Focus On Mobility & Alignment. Chiropractors can make subtle readjustments that may help to improve joint motion and coordination to relieve stiffness.