Every joint in the body contains small fluid filled sacs called ‘bursa’. The bursa is located between tissues such as bone, muscle, tendons, and skin and there are over 150 of them in your body. Their job is to decrease rubbing, friction, and irritation between different moving parts.
Bursitis is the term used to describe an inflammation of a bursa. It can be caused by acute trauma, repetitive motions, decreased movement at a joint and restricted muscles. It can affect different parts of the body including:
The most common symptom of bursitis is pain, which may build up gradually or come on suddenly and severely.
Muscle Medics therapists use treatment regimes to regain range of motion at the joint in question and provide tailored exercises if certain muscles need strengthening. This combination takes pressure off the bursa and allows it to heal.
A combination of the following techniques is used for bursitis treatment:
There are several factors that wilermine which technique is most suitable to treat your bursitis. The severity of your pain, whether there is an ent in the affected area, as well as the location of the bursitis will all contribute. Once our therapist has a clear understanding of your concern, they will discuss with you the best techniques to help treat your bursitis. If the problem persists following treatment, we may recommend you consult your GP.
Muscle Medics offer bursitis treatment to clients across Sydney’s CBD. If you’re suffering from bursitis or if you’re experiencing pain in your muscles or joints and would like a consultation with from one of our trained massage therapists, please feel free to book an appointment online. Alternatively, you can call us directly on (02) 8078 6900 and our receptionists will be happy to assist you over the phone. We look forward to assisting you.