Bursitis occurs when the tiny sacs of fluid that cushion and protect your joints become inflamed. These sacs, called bursae, can cause significant, limiting pain when irritated. Our team of physicians at Specific Care Chiropractic provides Cape Coral bursitis treatment to reduce pain and improve mobility in the affected joints.
If you suffer from bursitis pain or wonder if your joint pain stems from an inflamed bursa, our chiropractors can help. We will examine your joints, diagnose your bursitis, and create a treatment program unique to your needs.
We Use a Combination of Treatments for Bursitis in Cape Coral
When you see one of our physicians at Specific Care Chiropractic for your bursitis symptoms, we will take time to discuss your symptoms and pain. Then, we will use X-rays or other medical imaging to confirm the diagnosis and gauge the severity.
Doing so allows us to understand your condition and put a treatment plan in place. We can address your symptoms through physiotherapy, chiropractic adjustments, and at-home exercises.
The techniques we often use to address bursitis include:
Our physicians know how to manipulate the affected joint or joints to reduce the irritation, slowly decreasing the pain our patients experience. This technique works for the extremities, including the hips, shoulders, elbows, and knees.
Physiotherapy and At-Home Exercises
Our doctors create a physiotherapy routine for many patients that help them increase the flexibility in the affected joints and related tendons and muscles. This routine may include both stretching and strengthening exercises. In many cases, you may be able to do these exercises on your own at home after learning them in the office.
Our physicians may prescribe ultrasound therapy for those with bursitis in their shoulders. Using sound waves, we can relax the muscles around the joint and reduce the pressure on the bursae. This technique may also help with sports-related injuries.
Follow-Up and Corrective Care
Our physicians remain in contact with every patient, monitoring their progress and rehabilitation. It is not unusual for a bursa to become more inflamed during the treatment process, and we may need to add joint manipulation or change the treatment plan to address the concern.
Our Physicians from Specific Care Chiropractic See Patients in Cape Coral
Specific Care Chiropractic has a Cape Coral office:
461 Del Prado Blvd S C
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Physicians at this location provide both physiotherapy and chiropractic care for patients experiencing bursitis, as well as many other health concerns.
What to Expect During Your Visit
Our team strives to help our clients reduce their risk of injury or illness. We believe preventing disease is preferable to treating the pain after it occurs. We also provide unique approaches to help patients who are already in pain and experiencing some type of injury, including bursitis.
Our team often helps clients suffering back pain, neck pain, and painful injuries in other areas of the body. When a new patient visits our team at Specific Care Chiropractic, we:
- Assess their symptoms, needs, and priorities
- Order X-rays and other tests as needed
- Develop a chiropractic and wellness program based on their condition and needs
- Provide high-quality, effective services, including the latest chiropractic techniques and physiotherapy
You can learn more about what to expect during your initial visit in the New Patients Center online.
What Causes Bursitis?
According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, bursitis most commonly occurs due to repetitive movements. Examples include tasks at work, sport-related activities, and even normal household activities that require the same or similar actions over time. To reduce the risk, they recommend:
- Not sitting still for an extended period
- Cushioning your joints when possible, such as kneeling on a soft surface
- Taking frequent breaks when doing repetitive tasks
For treatment, conventional medicine usually prescribes pain relievers, rest, and careful exercise. In our office, you can expect a physiotherapist to teach you the best types of movement for you. In addition, we pair this exercise program with adjustments and other treatments proven to help reduce pain.
Bursitis in Workers’ Compensation and Accident Claims
In some cases, bursitis may support a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit. If you believe that your injuries occurred because of a workplace incident, a work-related repetitive motion injury, or an accident caused by someone else, let us know. We can help you by:
- Providing you with contact information for an attorney in our network
- Documenting your condition to support the claim
- Releasing your medical information to your attorney, with your permission
Workers’ Compensation Claims in Cape Coral
A workers’ compensation claim may cover the cost of your bursitis treatment and some of your lost income while you are out of work. You could have a claim if you suffered an injury on the job or have a work-related repetitive motion injury.
Repetitive motion injuries can trigger bursitis in many industries, but it is particularly common in occupations that include:
- Construction workers and carpenters
- Flooring installers
- Housekeeping and janitorial staff
- Traumatic injuries in negligence accidents
A traumatic injury to a joint can often lead to bursitis. For example, if a careless driver caused a traffic collision and you suffered a knee injury, you may develop this condition.
When another party’s negligence causes you to suffer traumatic injuries, you can often hold them responsible through a personal injury case. This process involves filing a lawsuit or an insurance claim. You could claim your medical care costs, lost wages, car repairs, pain and suffering, and other damages from the at-fault driver’s car insurance company.
Schedule Your Cape Coral Bursitis Treatment Assessment Today
At Specific Care Chiropractic, our physicians want to help you address your chronic pain due to bursitis. You do not have to continue to suffer from joint pain, discomfort, and limited activities because of your inflamed bursa. Let our team evaluate you and create a plan to address your symptoms.