According to Mayo Clinic, bursitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of fluid-filled sacs, or bursa, in your joints. It is characterized by acute or aching pain in and around the joint and often occurs in the hips and elbows. In severe cases, bursitis can severely compromise your ability to use the affected joint or limb.
If you experience joint pain and movement issues that could be bursitis, our licensed chiropractors and physiotherapists are here to help. Our team will assess your bursitis injury and establish a detailed treatment plan tailored to your lifestyle. Call Specific Care Chiropractic today at (239) 369-9109 to get started with Pembroke Pines bursitis treatment.
Our Licensed Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Professionals Can Build a Unique Bursitis Treatment
Joints are a complicated interwoven connection of bones, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and muscles. The bursae provide cushions at these critical points to keep the joints moving smoothly. When a bursa becomes inflamed, it can create problems throughout the affected joint, limb, and even in distant parts of the body.
Our team understands how bursitis in your interconnected bones, joints, and tissues affects your body in different ways. We have experience with a wide variety of chiropractic and physical therapy treatments.
A licensed physician will conduct a thorough diagnostic exam, including a physical examination and x-rays, if necessary. With this information, we will create a unique treatment plan using the chiropractic and physiotherapy methods best suited to your needs.
Chiropractic Treatments for Bursitis in Pembroke Pines, FL
Since bursitis affects both joints and soft tissues, chiropractic treatments are a critical part of the healing process. Our team uses manual extremity adjustments and the Sacro-Occipital Technique to align your joint bones so the bursitis-affected tissues can recover in their appropriate positions.
Manual Extremity Adjustments
If appropriate, a licensed chiropractor will gently adjust the inflamed joint. Joint adjustments allow the bones and surrounding tissues to return to their natural positions. In their correct configuration, the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones can recover mobility and grow stronger with less potential for re-injury.
We can apply chiropractic joint manipulations to all affected joints, including the hips, knees, ankles, big toes, elbows, and shoulders.
The Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) is an evidence-based chiropractic technique that addresses tension and pain by adjusting interrelated systems. For instance, bursitis in the knee could be a secondary effect of pelvic misalignment. By adjusting the pelvis as well as the other affected joints, we can attack the fundamental source of the problem.
When combined with customized physiotherapy treatments, our chiropractic adjustments can help reduce pain and enhance mobility in your bursitis-affected joints and limbs.
Pembroke Pines Bursitis Physiotherapy Treatments
A swollen and inflamed bursa causes pain and stiffness in the surrounding tissues. We use a science-based approach to treat the full scope of the problem. Physiotherapy techniques we employ for bursitis pain and mobility problems include:
Using a variety of methods, our licensed massage therapists can ease the bursitis pain and stiffness in your joints and surrounding muscles. Massage therapy increases circulation, breaks down unwanted connective tissue, and relaxes muscle tension and spasms that can hinder the healing process.
Bursitis often reduces your joint’s range of motion, so we may prescribe rehabilitative therapy to enhance your joint mobility. Rehabilitative therapy uses specialized equipment to target specific joints and muscles for mobility exercises, muscle strengthening, balance, and stability.
Strengthening and Stretching Exercises
Once we sufficiently reduce your bursitis inflammation, our next step is strengthening and stretching to return your joint’s functionality. Strength exercises focus on building the muscles around your affected joint to provide more structure and support. Stretching exercises improve your joint’s mobility and range of motion. Depending on your needs, we will create an intensive exercise regimen that aims to return your joint to full use.
Ultrasound therapy enhances circulation in muscles and damaged tissues in your affected joint. Using a specialized machine, ultrasound therapy directs high-frequency sound waves deep into muscle tissues. It is an ideal treatment for bursitis, which can be caused by strained or damaged muscles around the affected joint.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM) therapy is similar to ultrasound therapy. Rather than using sound waves, E-STIM sends low-level electrical pulses into the affected muscles, stimulating the muscles and increasing circulation. We apply E-STIM treatments to reduce pain and inflammation and enhance tissue repair.
Common Causes of Bursitis in Pembroke Pines, FL
Bursitis causes range from acute trauma to repetitive stress, Johns Hopkins Medicine states. The most common causes of bursitis we see in Pembroke Pines are:
Repetitive Motion Injuries
Bursitis can be a repetitive motion injury caused by repeating the same motion over a long period of time. Uninterrupted repeated motion can cause strain, muscle fatigue, and overexertion. Ultimately, the bursa and surrounding tissues become inflamed and painful.
Continuous Pressure Injuries
When you lean or rest your weight on a joint for a long period, you can cause bursitis due to continuous pressure. For example, if you kneel for a long period, you could irritate the muscles and tissues in your knee joints and contract bursitis as a result.
Like repetitive motion injuries, overuse injuries occur when you continuously or repeatedly use a joint. You could experience an overuse injury when lifting items that are too heavy or failing to rest between strenuous activities. When muscles become fatigued, they cannot support the joint, which in turn causes joint irritation, inflammation, and injury.
This type of bursitis injury is especially common in work or sports activities with frequent or heavy lifting.
Bursitis can occur due to repetitive motions and overuse in your exercise regimen. In addition, acute pressure or impact in sports activities can cause or exacerbate bursa inflammation. Running, walking long distances, biking, and weightlifting are common athletic activities that contribute to exercise-induced bursitis.
Car accidents, slips, trips, and falls can apply sudden force to joints and muscles. If one of your joints, such as the knee, shoulder, ankle, or hip experiences a direct impact during an accident, you could suffer bursitis as a result. Blunt force trauma can strain muscles, which sometimes causes bursitis in nearby joints.
Workplaces are one of the most common locations for bursitis injuries. Physical jobs in mills, factories, and construction can cause repetitive motion and overuse injuries. No matter how physical your job is, poor ergonomics, repeated stress, kneeling, lifting, and twisting can all contribute to work-related bursitis injuries.
We Can Support Your Bursitis Workers’ Compensation or Accident Claim
If you suffered bursitis due to an accident or workplace activities, our team of physicians can help you compile the medical information you need to pursue your claim. Simply fill out a consent form, and we will send all medical records, expert opinions, treatment plans, and billing details directly to your attorney.
Call Us to Arrange Your First Pembroke Pines Bursitis Treatment
At Specific Care Chiropractic, our team of licensed chiropractors and physiotherapists will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. Contact our office today or call (239) 369-9109 to schedule your initial visit in Broward County.
Your first office visit will include a physical examination and assessment of your bursitis injury. We will then create a treatment program to address your pain and improve strength and mobility for maximum recovery.
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