September 8, 2015

Bursitis of Shoulder Treatment at Narrabeen

A bursa functions as a shock absorber; it is a tiny fluid-filled sac that serves as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. Around every major joint are multiple bursa, which act as cushioning pads. Shoulder joint has several bursa, which helps to prevent friction between tendon and bone or ligament and tendon.

When a muscle is too tight it can irritate the bursa and can become inflamed. Once the bursa are enlarged, the rotator cuff tendons have less room to move and impingement can arise. This is an unfortunate combination of muscular irritation and inflammation. Inflammation of bursa is known as bursitis.

Symptoms:

  • Chronic Pain- patient complaints of mild to moderate pain in the beginning, later pain becomes very severe.
  • Tender Shoulder Joint- Pressure or touch on top of bursa causes severe pain.
  • Pain is located mostly on the outside of shoulder joint.
  • Referred Pain- Pain is often referred or spread to elbow or wrist.
  • Chronic Pain- patient complaints of mild to moderate pain in the beginning, later pain becomes very severe.
  • Tender Shoulder Joint- Pressure or touch on top of bursa causes severe pain.
  • Pain is located mostly on the outside of shoulder joint.
  • Referred Pain- Pain is often referred or spread to elbow or wrist.

Bursitis can be treated in a number of ways, which includes exercise, rest, cold/ hot therapy and a regular visit to your Chiropractor in our office. Your therapist will work on stretching and strengthening the affected muscles which will optimize your joint mobility. The goal of your therapist is to improve your joint movements and prevent joint stiffness and improve your posture.

Want to learn more about bursitis together with our Chiropractors at Narrabeen? Ask us how chiropractic care can help you with your condition.