Bursitis

 

Bursae are fluid-filled cavities near joints where tendons or muscles pass over bony projections. They assist movement and reduce friction between moving parts. Bursitis is inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) that lies between a tendon and skin, or between a tendon and bone. The condition may be acute or chronic.  Bursitis can be caused by chronic overuse, trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or infection. Sometimes the cause cannot be determined. Bursitis commonly occurs in the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip. Other areas that may be affected include the Achilles tendon and the foot.  Chronic inflammation can occur with repeated injuries or attacks of bursitis.

 

Wallace Physical Therapy, Tucson Arizona sees many patients with bursitis.  The treatment protocols usually follow extensive use of heat or cold packs, depending on which help the patient more, ultrasound to help decrease the inflammation of the bursa, and mild massage to help reduce the surrounding muscle tension.  Exercises are incorporated only when the acute inflammation reduces and the movements/exercises do not inflame the bursa.

 

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5501 N Oracle Rd #101
Tucson, AZ 85704

 

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1925 W Orange Grove Rd #204

Tucson AZ 85704

 

Phone: 520-297-1550

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