Bursitis and Tendonitis

What Is Bursitis?

Bursitis is inflammation or irritation to the bursa (small sacs between bone and other moving parts, such as skin, muscles and tendons).

What Is Tendonitis?

Tendonitis is inflammation or irritation of the tendon (thick fibrous cords that connect muscles to bone).

Symptoms Of Bursitis And Tendonitis Are Similar And Include

  • Inflamed Soft Tissues That Replicate Symptoms of Joint Pain
  • Many Times These Conditions are Mistaken for Arthritis
  • Pain and Stiffness Often Intensifies With Movement
  • Bursitis and Tendonitis Will Not Cause Deformity, But Can Limit Motion

Common Causes Of Bursitis And Tendonitis

  • Injury or Overuse
  • Bad Posture
  • Poor Physical Condition
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How Chiropractic Care Can Help

A Doctor of Chiropractic can help alleviate the problem by correcting the joint position. Avoiding overuse and repetitive physical stress to the affected area is suggested to help with these conditions. Medications may be used to reduce inflammation that can be associated with tendonitis or bursitis.